The overall use of the web and individuals’ desperate need to get rich rapidly has made it easier and faster for fraudsters to focus on a more extensive scope of individuals.

The Consumer Council has uncovered that scammers and fraudsters are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic and focusing on Fijians by giving beguiling business opportunities.

Board Chief Executive Seema Shandil says those behind these sorts of very much showcased scams are constantly concocting new ways to target helpless individuals – regardless of whether by post, email, or other social media sites.”After the flare-up of COVID-19 pandemic, we saw a rise in the quantity of scammers. They were using various forms of scams to con individuals and get cash out of them.”

Shandil says individuals should also be cautious of those asking for cash forthright for any scheme.

“There will be invitations sent out and I realize this is going on through social media stage and there was also a gathering that was held at Albert Park and they have been promised that there will be different meetings held around the nation.”

She says in times of hardship, individuals may get attracted in scams and should seek counsel before making any investments.

Altered by NZ Fiji Times

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