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Woman complains that they were abducted by 15 thousand through telephone fraud – What the Police advise

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Woman complains that they were abducted by 15 thousand through telephone fraud - What the Police advise

The theft of the amount of 15,000 euros through telephone and internet fraud is being investigated by the Limassol Police, following a complaint submitted by a woman to the Limassol Police Department.

According to the Police, a woman complained, a person who spoke English, with an Asian accent, contacted her by phone yesterday and claimed that she was a representative of a well-known IT company and that he was contacting her in order to help her solve a problem that allegedly presents the her computer software and had to be resolved immediately.

After the complainant believed the allegations of the suspect, following his instructions, she installed on her computer an application through which the suspect gained access to the computer and then under the pretext that the amount of 10 euros needed to be paid to renew the complaint of the complainant. for the use of the operating software of the said company, the suspect, referring to the complained specific website, asked her to record on the website the details and codes of her bank credit cards, which the complainant did.

The theft of the amount of 15,000 from the complainant's bank accounts was subsequently achieved, using the credit card details that she recorded on the suspicious website, while for the fraud and theft of money, the complainant was informed later yesterday by a company that handles credit card transactions. This morning, she filed a complaint with the Financial Crime Investigation Office of the TAE Limassol.

Recently, the Police has received a number of complaints and reports about this new fraud and has issued relevant announcements for the protection of citizens and their property.

On the occasion of this new complaint, the Police again recommends special attention to the public, in order to avoid similar malicious phone calls or internet messages aimed at accessing computers and citizens' banking data.

It is emphasized that personal and banking information should never be disclosed to any person, while the rule “No banking institution asks for the passwords of its customers” applies and should always be taken into account.

Finally, in its announcement, the Police recommends that the citizens, before proceeding to any online banking or other transaction, make sure of the authenticity of the banking institution's website and any other website.

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