She called for her immediate reporting

The Ministry of the Interior warns of suspicious links to electronic fraud

Suspicious messages aimed at defrauding victims across the digital world.


The Ministry of the Interior has warned members of the public of suspicious messages that may bear the logos of government or police agencies, through which fraudsters try to defraud their victims through the digital world, as these messages delude recipients that they are from a government agency and contain a secret number (OTP), or suspicious links that are accessed. Using it to trap people and practice electronic fraud.

The Ministry of the Interior called on individuals to immediately report such messages to be dealt with, stressing that the messages issued by them are via official numbers, e-mail, and known and safe methods of communication.

Banking and police authorities have issued many warning messages about the escalation of financial fraud crimes in the cyberspace, calling on community members to be vigilant, stay alert and protect themselves, especially with the increase in fraud.

It revealed the multiplicity and development of ways and methods used by fraudsters to catch the victim, including mail phishing, which is email messages received by the recipient and prompting him to take urgent measures, usually bearing a bank logo, and its topic may revolve around stopping the bank account, reporting errors in transactions or winning A lottery prize.

She explained that the suspicious messages ask to immediately call a mobile phone number or click on a website link, to send bank account details and personal data for the purpose of "verification".

She pointed out that there is text-message phishing, which is carried out through text messages that appear to be from the bank, knowing that fraudsters use deceptive scripts to forge the phone number.

Voice phishing takes the form of a phone call from fraudsters impersonating bank officials, government agencies or the police asking them to transfer money to pay an outstanding bill, reveal personal information, or threaten to stop a service.

She added that one of the fraud methods used is "lottery" messages, through the instant messaging application "WhatsApp" in the form of a message, which is a picture sent from a prominent retail company, stating that a large cash prize has been won, and to obtain the prize, the message requires disclosure of financial information. Character.

Dealing with fraud cases

Banking and police authorities have identified a number of steps on how to deal with fraud cases, including contacting the bank via the phone number registered on its website, instead of responding to the email or text message, and if a phone call is received, it must be terminated immediately and contact the bank, and carefully check From the email address or URL for any discrepancies, such as double characters or being a message from free email platforms.

And check the institution’s website or call its registered support number, and when receiving a phone call, the number must be verified, and beware of unknown phone numbers, and personal questions about the bank account or the mother’s middle name, and other details should not be answered.

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