Don’t be conned by online cash prize scams; Police

Don’t be conned by online cash prize scams; Police

Don’t be conned by online cash prize scams; Police

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Sep, 2020 | 5:38 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police urged the General Public to refrain from making cash deposits into unknown accounts anticipating various prizes.

DIG Lal Seneviratne from the Information Technology Division of Sri Lanka Police said a large number of such illicit activities are taking place via online platforms.

” You may receive a message claiming you have won a prize and be prepared to make a payment as customs fee transport charges,” said the DIG adding these messages follow with a request to make a cash payment to facilitate the release of the so-called prize.

He said Sri Lanka Police received 101 complaints regarding such incidents where individuals were requested to deposit sums between Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 30,000/- and a large number of people were conned to the tune of Rs. 61 Million.

DIG Lal Seneviratne appealed from the General Public not to be deceived and hustled by such con artists.

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