News Local Attention: Suspicious phone calls from unknown callers with foreign numbers may be...

Attention: Suspicious phone calls from unknown callers with foreign numbers may be ruse for defrauding callees

Police cautions the public, to protect themselves from fraudulent telephone calls from foreign countries possibly aimed at defrauding citizens who receive the telephone calls.

According to Police, and based on some complaints they’ve received lately, citizens have been getting unanswered phone calls from unknown telephone numbers from foreign countries.

The purpose of similar phone calls made in the past, as was found, were a ruse to force people who received the calls to call back the suspicious phone numbers resulting in their telephone bills being overcharged and the perpetrators defrauding the callees through taking money from said telephone charges.

Going on that it is not a stretch to assume that telephone calls from unknown numbers from abroad made during this period, may be malicious and made with the intend to steal money.

Police recommends special attention to members of the public who receive such phone calls.

In case citizens have already called back those telephone numbers following a missed call they may have received, they are encouraged to contact their telephone provider, to check charges on their telephone bill and where a money withdrawal is found, to immediately make a complaint to their local Police Station.

Top Stories

Investors are optimistic about Cyprus’ attractiveness-EY survey

Investors are optimistic about Cyprus’ attractiveness over the coming years but state that there is room for improvement, according to the EY Attractiveness Survey...

Tatar sends hardliner messages just before meeting Anastasiades

Newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar is willing to meet President Nicos Anastasiades but keeps sending messages on his hardliner position on the...

Former U.S. President Obama campaigns for Joe Biden

Former U.S. President Barack Obama puts on his face mask after his speech as he campaigns on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee and his...

Ireland will be eurozone’s biggest loser from a no-deal Brexit

Irish central bank Governor Gabriel Makhlouf warned that Ireland will be the eurozone's biggest loser from a no-deal Brexit, which could cause an economic...

Germany: Turkey should stop illegal activities against Cyprus and Greece

If Turkey wishes to have a new customs union with the EU it should cease illegal activities against Cyprus and Greece, Ulrike Demmer Germany’s...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...