Scam Whatsapp Messages

30th March 2020

RFIP are aware of a series of Whatsapp messages currently moving around the Islands, an example is below.
 
These messages do not come from the RFIP, they are scam messages.
 
If you receive one:
 
Do Not Reply
Report the Message to the service provider (Whatsapp/Facebook)
Delete the message and Block the Sender
 
 
Tips for Avoiding Being a Victim
 
Don’t reveal personal or financial information in an email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information. This includes following links sent in email.
 
Before sending or entering sensitive information online, check the security of the website.
 
Pay attention to the website’s URL. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com versus .net).
 
If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the company directly. Contact the company using information provided on an account statement, not information provided in an email. Check out the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) to learn about known phishing attacks and/or report phishing.
 
Keep a clean machine. Keep all software on internet-connected devices – including PCs, smartphones and tablets – up to date to reduce risk of infection from malware.
 
For more information please visit:
https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/online-safety-basics/spam-and-phishing/