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It’s A Scam: Fiji Police Force

T he Fiji Police Force is advising members of the public to be aware of an international call from a +231 number confirmed to be a scam. This came about after
10 Jan 2018 14:34
It’s A Scam: Fiji Police Force

he Fiji Police Force is advising members of the public to be aware of an international call from a +231 number confirmed to be a scam.

This came about after several people received missed calls believed to have generated from Liberia.

Jese Mamanavesi, 28, said he was glad he saw the information on police Facebook page.

“Last night at around 10 pm, I received a missed call and I didn’t call back because it was an international number,” Mr Mamanavesi said.

“I am glad that I saw the information on Facebook today and I will be telling my friends about this.”

Eleni Tora said she was told to send FJD $400 to claim her prize.

“I answered the call not knowing who it was from. I was told that I have won FJD $800,000 and in order for me to claim the prize I was to send them FJD $400,” Mrs Tora said.

“Good thing I saw the update on the Fiji Police Force Facebook page and confirmed that it was a scam.”

A Police statement advised: These numbers are premium numbers and the instant you call back, you get charged at premium rates.

When you call back, there may be a voice saying something like — “Hello, you have reached the operator. Please hold.” or something else to make you wait longer and you will end up paying a lot more for every second you hang out.

“By the time you disconnect you will realise either you are out of precious mobile balance or there is a bump in your monthly bill.

“Do not call back any unknown numbers starting with +231 and when you do get a missed call from an unknown number — do not immediately call back.

“Similarly if you get a call from an unknown number and an offer, a deal or congratulating you for winning a prize and asking for personal details — do not believe them.”

Police urging members of the public to call 9905283 in regard to any information about the suspicious call they may be receiving.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

Feedback:  wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj



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