PSD warns of phishing emails

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AMMAN — The Cybercrime Unit has in recent days received numerous complaints from the public regarding phishing emails, a statement from the Public Security Directorate (PSD) carried by Khaberni, said.اضافة اعلان

Criminals use phishing emails to lure people into clicking suspicious links within the email in order to gain access to their information such as photos and documents. Often the email will include claims that the victim has been hacked in order to illicit from them a panic response. Sums of money are then demanded from the victim in exchange for not publishing the data.

PSD’s media spokesperson said that, following an investigation into these complaints, the messages were indeed intended for the purposes of fraud and electronic extortion.

The spokesperson called on citizens to refrain from replying to such emails, to delete them from their inbox, and to not click on any links contained within them. Furthermore, they urged the public not to transfer any money when faced with extortion, not to register on unsecured websites, and to report any phishing incidents to the Cybercrime Unit.

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