On Sunday, this newsroom revealed a shocking statistic. The police said that over 200 people fell victim to SMS or email scams in the past month.
As the world becomes more and more digital, scammers are getting better and better at fooling the public.
The police said that victims have reported losing between €800 and €1,800 from their bank accounts, with total amount of money being stolen so far passing the €100,000 mark.
This is no small amount for the Maltese worker, and is indeed a month’s salary for many.
The police gave examples of the scams being used. One such scam regards false bank notifications where the victim is drawn into providing their credit details after being notified of a “suspicious transaction”, where they are then asked to click a link to verify the said transaction.
When clicking that link, they are met with a false website intended to steal the victim’s details.
It is good that the police are raising…