Due to increased incidents of Cybercrime reported to the Office for Combating Cyber Crime and the Police in general related to the phenomenon of e-mail fraud (Man in the Middle scam), the Police call on the public to be especially careful in their transactions and their money.
Specifically, there is the form of fraud called "Man in the Middle", ie third parties manage to access e-mail mainly from companies and intervene in the communication between two traders. The e-mail is then redirected and the bank accounts and money of a commercial transaction are changed, pretending to be the real dealer. As a result of the fraud, money is sent to other accounts of the beneficiary.
Police recommend that the public should be very careful in the event of such incidents, in order to avoid possible financial fraud.
In particular, it is recommended that the following security measures be taken:
The Office for Combating Cybercrime is available to the public or companies to report a complaint and the public is invited to visit the website of the service www.cyberalert.cy for information and for reference.