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Police Warns Against Fraudsters As We Head Into The Festive Season

Police Warns Against Fraudsters As We Head Into The Festive Season

As we head into the festivities this year, the police has asked citizens to be cautious about fraudsters both online and offline. The police spokesperson, Fred Enanga revealed this during a press conference at Naguru police headquarters.

He told reporters that security is currently experiencing a spike in reports of fraud hence urging everyone to be vigilant.

“Our cybercrime unit is getting an increase in complaints of victims of cybercrime fraudsters and conmen,” Enanga said.

Apparently, conmen are taking advantage of things like online shopping offers, ticketing, and charitable donations. They are using these among other festive season-associated ‘deals’ to defraud victims.

“We want to warn the public about fraudsters as we enter the festive season,” he said.

With December only a few days away, the holiday season has started in high gear. The spirit is being spread as decorations have already commenced.

Many corporate and business buildings in and around the city have put up decorations and stores are busy with consumers. More to that, holiday parties have begun some of which include Christmas carols as it is a time for celebration.

Enanga, during the Monday presser, cautioned that this season usually witnesses an increase in robberies and fraud. He, therefore, urged everyone to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings.

Enanga said there haven’t been any issues with the sports fans watching World Cup from various places but he cautioned them as well.

“We want to call upon all football lovers, proprietors of venues where others go to watch football, not to let down their guards and be aware of their surroundings,” Enanga said.

The World Cup tournament entered the ninth day on Monday, November 28, 2022 and will be going on until mid-December.

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