PPC attempt at financial fraud


The Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate informs the citizens - internet users about their attempted financial fraud

Makes online postings of alleged investments in cryptocurrencies and other investment products by internationally renowned celebrities

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The Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate has recently been reporting cases of international fraud involving alleged investments in cryptocurrencies and other investment products by celebrities of international renown (politicians, actors, singers, businessmen, etc.).

In particular, the fraud is manifested by posting false news, accompanied by similar audiovisual material, allegedly derived from the electronic publication of reputable newspapers and websites, in which the aforementioned persons are said to have invested in cryptocurrencies and other investment products while making a big profit.

Readers are then encouraged to do the same by entering their personal data on the supposed investment platforms whose ultimate goal is financial fraud.

Following the above, the Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate proposes to the citizens - internet users the following:

  • Check the validity of investment program posts, even when reputable individuals are featured, as this aims to convince online users of the credibility of the featured.
  • Be especially careful when browsing the internet and especially when it comes to investing in very high and attractive returns.
  • Do not open e-mails or ads from people we do not know or expect.
  • To be cautious when approached by people by phone or e-mail from investment companies abroad and do not invest our money in services without being absolutely sure of their reliability.
  • Have reservations if the offer seems too good to be true, as well as reservations if it is genuine. We think twice before we click. # ThinkB4UClick

It is reminded that citizens can contact the Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate in order to provide information or report illegal or reprehensible acts or activities carried out via the Internet, at the following contact details:

 


 

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