Police caution public against deceptive phone calls, urging vigilance
Colombo (LNW): The Sri Lanka Police are urging the public to be cautious of misleading phone calls after a surge in reported cases of money fraud.
Scammers are making panic-inducing calls, falsely claiming emergencies like a child falling ill or someone having a sudden heart attack, the Police said in a statement.
The fraudsters instruct individuals to deposit money, targeting both relatives and workplace heads.
Some people have fallen victim to the scams, depositing varying amounts of money without verifying the legitimacy of the calls.
The police further emphasised the importance of reporting such incidents and advised the public to exercise caution and refrain from providing money or valuables to unknown callers.