Police warn FB users about frauds online
Kohima, Sep. 16 (EMN): The Nagaland police authorities have warned citizens against falling prey to people who create fake Facebook accounts and masquerade as close friends or relatives of users to ask for money.
There have been growing reports about these frauds on Facebook.
The Nagaland Police has cautioned the public to be vigilant against financial scams particularly through Facebook. An infographic posted by the Nagaland Police warned that ‘Cyber criminals are resorting to novel ways to con gullible persons.’
The state’s police had also pointed out the modus operandi of the fraudsters: Create fake profiles of government/police officers or any other persons and send friend requests as per the list of the person being impersonated, and contact people through Facebook.
It stated that the fraudsters ‘beseech the friends and relatives to deposit money in e-wallets claiming to be in acute financial crisis.’
In this light, the police authorities cautioned the public to “beware of financial scams, never transfer money to such claims made through Facebook.”