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Public Advisory: RCIPS Report Increase of Scams over Holiday Period, 21 December

Public Advisory: RCIPS Report Increase of Scams over Holiday Period, 21 December

21st December, 2021 Police Headlines Community

 

The RCIPS Financial Crime Investigation Unit has noticed a recent increase in scams and is providing the following information for community awareness. 

 

The scams are usually sent to recipients via messaging services such as WhatsApp. Some of the recent scams that have been reported include the following scenarios:

- Advising of lottery winnings from prominent brands and requesting bank details or administrative fees to collect winnings

- Purported cryptocurrency investments that use the names of public figures to entice people to invest

 

If persons receive messages of this nature the RCIPS advise blocking the sender.

 

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