In the past weeks, Malta experienced a number of scams and fraud. The latest one was an email and SMS where scammers positioned themselves as the Malta postal service informing persons that they were unable to complete the parcel delivery due to an underpayment, of shipping fees before directing them to click a link to pay the difference to arrange for delivery.
The Malta Police Force said in a public statement that at least 200 persons fell for this scam – with victims being scammed between €800 to €1,800 – and that in two weeks, the amount of fraud (that which was reported) reached €100,000.
We encourage you to print for this Infographic for your own use as well as to place as a poster at your place of work. If you follow the tips presented in this Infographic you are less likely to be SMISHed. As always we thank the e-Skills Malta Foundation for the Infographic.
If you believe that you have uncovered a scam or you were the target victim of one, ĠEMMA advises you to report this. Do not let the scammer get away with it. Remember that there are vulnerable people who may not have the knowledge you have and may be at a high risk of being scammed unless the scam is stopped.
Contact the Malta Police Force’s Cyber Crime Unit as follows:
Telephone: +356 2294 2231/2.
In person: Call or visit any Police District station and lodge a report. The District Police Officer will request the assistance of a member from the Cyber Crime Unit as required