WARNING: Anti-cybercrime unit warns against responding to fraudulent text messages

Jordan

Published: 2018-01-15 09:39

Last Updated: 2018-01-15 10:23


Fraudulent messages can land you in a lot of trouble if responded to. (Facebook)
Fraudulent messages can land you in a lot of trouble if responded to. (Facebook)

If you receive a text message claiming that you can enter a competition by calling the number provided in that message, or another asking for your sensitive bank details, including your bank account and credit card numbers, password and username, beware, and do not, under any circumstances, give out those details or call that number.

This warning came in a statement released by the Public Security Department's (PSD) anti-cybercrime unit on Facebook, which added that they are currently dealing with dozens of cases who were tricked by similar fraudulent messages.

The anti-cybercrime unit urged citizens to immediately delete those messages as soon as they land in their inbox.