(CNS): The police are once again warning people to be careful about emails that refer to banking activity after more victims fell for online scams. The RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) said the public should be suspicious of any instructions received by email purporting to be from banking institutions or individuals known to them talking about personal or business banking issues.
The FCU said it has seen an increase in wire transfers and other activity recently that have been initiated on the basis of fraudulent instructions over email.
“Members of the public should always treat such communications carefully and should call the bank or individual to verify the instructions received,” the RCIPS stated.
Anyone who receives an email with suspicious banking instructions is asked to forward it to the FCU at RCIPS.FCU@rcips.ky