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Don’t Fall For These New Tricks Used By Conmen DCI Warns



Conmen are known to actively change their tricks just incase their cover is blown, they’re also known for capitalizing on any opportunity that presents itself.

When the authorities said people should be working from home, the conmen didn’t go home and are very much alive now conning people with baits.

The DCI is now warning members of the public that criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic to scam them through circulation of phishing emails purpoting to sell non-existent items & messages that are accompanied by links that purport to offer free goodies like…/1


…data bundles, money, airtime among other things.

Mesages accompanying such links are enticingly packaged with captivating words meant to prompt potential but unsuspecting victims to click onto them with a promise of getting something declared therein. /2

Such links have largely been found to be infected with malware that triggers mining of personal information, passwords, photos, contacts among other valuables that are subsequently used to extort, for cyber bullying, stealing of finances among other ills.

In other instances, online shops purporting to sell sanitizers, PPE including facemasks and shields are on the rise.

As payments for such items are being made, the public is urged to be more vigilant and discouraged from the use of Free Wi-Fi, purchase of substandard items, fraud, particularly sharing financial & personal information.

For door step deliveries, we warn that some may be done by criminals, who deliver products that are treated with sleep inducers &/or drugs meant to stupefy, after which victims may lose their valuables.

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