Spain police warning on too good to be true cybercrime scam

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NATIONAL POLICE have put out warning about a new too good to be true cybercrime scam.

“What luck! They’re going to give you a refund without buying or returning anything?” the police tweeted sarcastically in a post to tell the public to be on the lookout for the dodgy message.

This latest con doing the rounds on the web promises a refund and asks for a bank account number.

“You have an outstanding refund of €267.89,” the message says, telling the recipient to “verify your account by introducing your ID and SMS verification.”

Potential victims are then invited to click on a link “to confirm the reimbursement.”

The police have put out several alerts about the number of these kinds of online swindles which have appeared since the start of the coronavirus crisis and called for extra caution on receiving messages from an unknown sender.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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