Sunday , August 9 2020

Greek Police alert….fraud in the form of an email…If you receive an email don’t open it!

According to the Electronic Crime Prosecution Directorate, there have been many cases of fraud lately, with unknown perpetrators attempting to deceive their victims in various ways. The ways that fraudsters use are:


  • Through corporate email (B.E.C.-Business Email Compromise, CEO Fraud & Man in the middle attacks). These are cases where the perpetrators gain unauthorized access and intervene in sections of electronic mail between business professionals and traders (suppliers or customers) abroad.


As soon as they detect incoming payment messages in a foreign bank account, they intervene by sending fraudulent emails that resemble real emails. They then impersonate employees of the cooperating company and persuade the businessmen to deposit money into fraudulent bank accounts other than those agreed upon.


With the promise of investment services (Forex Scams, Ponzi & Pyramid Schemes). In this case, the perpetrators reach out to the victims, either by telephone or by email, portraying workers in allegedly large overseas investment companies. They promise high returns by posting them on virtual online investment platforms and earn them large sums of money. These virtual platforms mislead prospective investors by initially delivering high returns in order to push them to invest more money. Subsequently, when victims request an amount of their initial capital or part of their profits, the perpetrators discontinue any communication with them.


In this context, the Cybercrime Directorate informs citizens and businesses:


With regard to corporate email fraud:

Upgrade and update the security software.

Ensure that your employees are up-to-date and approach requests for careful payments.

Apply a procedure to verify the legality of e-mail payment requests.

Do not open suspicious links or suspicious attachments that you receive by email.

Avoid sharing information about your business hierarchy, security, and procedures.

More information-tips can be found at:


Concerning frauds with the promise of providing investment services:

Don’t invest your money in services without being absolutely sure of their credibility.

Be cautious when approaching you by phone or email from overseas investment companies.

Look for information on the credibility of the investment companies that approach you.

Apply for the terms and conditions before making a transaction.

If the quote seems too good to be true, keep in mind that it is probably not real.

Contact the competent police authorities when you find out that you have been the victim of fraud.

In view of the foregoing, citizens are reminded to be particularly careful not to be deceived in their respective cases, and may communicate, anonymously or by name, with the Cybercrime Directorate in order to provide information or to report unlawful or prudent acts or activities. via the Internet at the following contact details:


  • Telephone: 111 88


  • By sending an e-mail to:


  • Through applications for smart phones with ios-android operating system: CYBERKID and FEELSAFE.


  • Through the Portal of the Greek Police


  • Via twitter: @CyberAlertGR


  • Also available at

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About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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