The Office for Combating Cybercrime (OCC) warned on Friday of a surge in email fraud and urge the public to be particularly cautious.
The fraud concerns emails from scammers purporting to represent a particular Cyprus banking institution.
The email asks bank customers to follow a link for verification purposes and bank logos and other details of the organisation are used in the communications to add credibility to the exchanges.
The OCC calls on the public to be very wary when receiving such emails and before following any such instructions it is preferable to reach out to their bank to mention the email and obtain relevant instructions.
Police finally advised that citizens can reach out to the OCC by phone or electronically via cyberalert.cy for further information and in the event of money loss to submit a complaint with their bank and their district’s Crime Investigation Department (CID).