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Public awareness on defrauding individuals through scam calls, text messages, emails and social media: CBSL

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A public awareness event will be held in relation to defrauding individuals through scam calls, text messages, email messages and social media networks, said the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) in a statement.

In recent times, a rapid increase in the number of complaints filed by aggrieved parties has been observed in relation to defrauding money from individuals by giving false information through fraudulent phone calls, text messages, e-mail messages and social media networks, promising to direct them to foreign employment or asking them to pay customs duties to receive parcels containing various valuable goods, the statement said.

It added that therefore, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has emphasised to the public not to deposit money into the bank accounts of unknown parties or remit money through other means based on the above information, without proper verification.

Full statement: https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/sites/default/files/cbslweb_documents/press/pr/press_20221212_e_scams_e.pdf

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