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Warning as scammers imitate Cyprus Postal Services

Scammers are continuing to target the public in Cyprus with cons purporting to be from the Cyprus Postal Services.

In their latest announcement, the Cyprus Post informed the public that SMS messages that have been sent regarding incomplete delivery address and other information are phishing messages. The public is requested not to complete any essential information through the provided link.

‘The Cyprus Post is not involved and urges the public to ignore these messages,’ a press release said.

Last November, a scam operating on Facebook was selling unclaimed parcels in Post Office warehouses.

‘Posts under the name “Cypriot Postman” with our logo are illegal,’ the announcement said. ‘The Cyprus Post has no involvement and urges the public to be extremely careful and ignore such posts’.

In September, the Cyprus Post again warned the public about increased reports of deceptive SMSs messages, most of which are phishing attempts with requests for small payments.

Texts try to dupe the public into divulging private information such as passport details, banking information, or credit card details.

In another scam, police warned recently that fraudsters were posing as officials from Cyprus Capital Market Commission in a similar telephone fraud scheme.

Famagusta Gazette