Maldives Police Service has revealed it is investigating scam messages sent impersonating different organisations, warning the public to be cautious about such messages.
Messages are occasionally sent to the public under different names impersonating local authorities or companies. In the recent past, similar messages have been sent in the name of the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and the Bank of Maldives (BML).
Police revealed scam messages are being sent in the name of the police service. Police asked the public to not click on any of the links in the messages. They have also asked people not to enter unknown links in text messages to avoid such scams.
There have been many cases of fraud and deception using email addresses to extort money from many people and such cases are still being investigated. The Economic Crime Department of the Police has found a high number of cases of fraud and deception. There have been many cases of people using their email addresses to access the bank’s services and obtain money.