Cyprus Mail

Scammers still sending fake emails from police, accusing people of crimes

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Police on Friday warned of yet another email scam falsely presenting Cyprus police as the senders.

According to police, the latest emails are being sent from fake electronic addresses and the content includes logos of the Cyprus and Greek police.

The senders falsely appear to be the deputy chief of police, the deputy minister of justice and the ministry of justice.

The name of the chief of police, Stelios Papatheodorou, is also mentioned in the content.

These mails purport that the recipients are involved in and will be charged for a variety of offences including internet, child pornography and sex trafficking offences.

The emails are designed to prompt an response which indicates to scammers that the email account is active and it is placed in a database.

Police are warning the public that the mails are fake and under no circumstances would Cyprus police send such mails to citizens or organisations.

The mails are attempts at deceiving citizens and the public is asked to be especially careful and avoid any communication with suspicious addresses.

Recipients of these types of mail should alert the police the soonest.

In addition, any member of the public seeking updates on outstanding matters with the police, are urged to use known communication channels.

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