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1. Limassol man loses €46,900 in car sales scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/limassol-man-loses-€46-900-in-car-sales-scam

A 28-year-old man reported to Limassol Police Station that he was the victim of electronic fraud after transferring €46,900 to a bank account he believed belonged to a car sales company....

2. Hackers claim 560M Ticketmaster accounts breached

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hackers-claim-560m-ticketmaster-accounts-breached

Ticketmaster owner Live Nation confirmed "unauthorised activity" on its database after a group of hackers said they had stolen the personal details of 560 million customers. ...

3. Fake emails impersonate Cyprus police chief

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fake-emails-impersonate-cyprus-police-chief

In a troubling trend, cybercriminals are impersonating the Cyprus Police to deceive and exploit citizens through misleading emails and messages. ...

4. Cryptocurrency seized in Cyprus as fraud network unravels

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cryptocurrency-seized-in-cyprus-as-fraud-network-unravels

A well-established international cryptocurrency fraud, dismantled recently, resulted in numerous victims and significant profits for a criminal network....

5. AI-powered deepfake identity thefts surge 3,000%

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ai-powered-deepfake-identity-thefts-surge-3-000

Several months ago, a worker in Hong Kong unexpectedly conducted a transaction worth $25 million for her company, following instructions given......

6. Massive international fraud ring busted, Cyprus plays crucial role

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/massive-international-fraud-ring-busted-cyprus-plays-crucial-role

Cyprus, along with international law enforcement agencies, cracked down on a massive fraud ring with a staggering €645 million turnover....

7. Cyprus revamps school curriculum to address financial literacy gap

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-revamps-school-curriculum-to-address-financial-literacy-gap

In response to concerns over low financial literacy rates among Cypriots, highlighted in studies including the Central Bank's 2021 report, efforts to address the issue have been reignited. ...

8. A state held hostage

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/a-state-held-hostage

While society was glued to shocking videos from the Monastery of Saint Avvakoum, sending a message that an entire financial - and not only - fraud was staged to the detriment of the faithful, the President of the Republic visited Mount Athos. ...

9. Nicosia senior swindled of €480,000 in cryptocurrency scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-senior-swindled-of-€480-000-in-cryptocurrency-scam

In a disturbing turn of events, a 73-year-old resident of Nicosia has fallen prey to a sophisticated internet fraud scheme, resulting in a substantial loss of over €480,000 in a cryptocurrency scam....

10. US Ambassador: Cyprus vital for regional stability

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-ambassador-cyprus-vital-for-regional-stability

In an era defined by conflict and rapidly changing geopolitical landscapes we see just how crucial Cyprus’ role is as a secure pillar of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region, US Ambassador Julie Fisher said Thursday, addressing an event at the University of Cyprus....

11. Woman arrested for duping victims of over €430,000

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-arrested-for-duping-victims-of-over-€430-000

In a shocking turn of events, a 52-year-old woman has been apprehended by Limassol Police for allegedly orchestrating a fraudulent real estate scheme. ...

12. 79% jump in consumer complaints this year

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/79-jump-in-consumer-complaints-this-year

In a substantial leap from 2022, the Cyprus Consumer Association reports a noteworthy spike in four complaint categories in 2023....

13. Cyprus linked to Magnitsky case through luxury hotel investment

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cyprus-linked-to-magnitsky-case-through-luxury-hotel-investment

The international organization OCCRP, specializing in organized crime and corruption, has once again implicated Cyprus in investment cases related to the luxury hotel Cap St Georges in Peyia. The connection ties back to the infamous Magnitsky case, a high-profile tax fraud scandal in Russia....

14. Nigerian gang exploits Facebook connections in elaborate scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nigerian-gang-exploits-facebook-connections-in-elaborate-scam

Greek authorities have dismantled a criminal organization consisting of Nigerian and Sierra Leonean nationals accused of duping women out of substantial sums of money through an elaborate online scam....

15. Scammers exploit Kalogeropoulos-Mavromichalis murders to target Cypriots

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/scammers-exploit-kalogeropoulos-mavromichalis-murders-to-target-cypriots

In a disturbing turn of events, fraudsters have seized the opportunity presented by the Kalogeropoulos and Mavromichalis murders to orchestrate an electronic fraud scheme. The primary objective: intercepting sensitive data from unsuspecting citizens....

16. Scammers posing as doctors exploit elderly woman, stealing thousands

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/scammers-posing-as-doctors-exploit-elderly-woman-stealing-thousands

Another troubling case of fraud is under investigation by the Nicosia Police, as criminals impersonating medical professionals took advantage of a 68-year-old woman, leaving her thousands of euros poorer....

17. Fake doctors strike again defrauding thousands in euros and jewelry

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fake-doctors-strike-again-defrauding-thousands-in-euros-and-jewelry

In a renewed alert, the police urge the public to stay vigilant following new reports of fraud cases involving individuals falsely posing as doctors....

18. Phone scammers strike again as elderly woman loses €3,000

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/phone-scammers-strike-again-as-elderly-woman-loses-€3-000

An 89-year-old woman in Nicosia became the latest victim of a telephone scam on Wednesday afternoon, losing €3,000 to fraudsters. The case has been reported to the police and is currently under investigation by the Nicosia Criminal Investigation Department (CID)....

19. WhatsApp users beware of password scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/whatsapp-users-beware-of-password-scam

The Cybercrime Sub-Directorate has issued a warning to citizens regarding a concerning trend of suspicious messages related to password hacking on Social Media, with a particular focus on WhatsApp....

20. Bank refunds $500,000 to elderly customer

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bank-refunds-$500-000-to-elderly-customer

From Australia comes a story of corporate responsibility in the face of personal tragedy as an elderly national bank depositor had nearly AUD$500,000 returned to him out of the bank’s own pockets. ...

21. Beware of tax scam emails impersonating the Ministry of Finance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/beware-of-tax-scam-emails-impersonating-the-ministry-of-finance

The Tax Department is warning people about an unsolicited email that looks like it's from the Ministry of Finance. This email is trying to get your personal information and bank details by pretending to offer a tax refund....

22. Consumers revolt as rising prices trigger surge in complaints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/consumers-revolt-as-rising-prices-trigger-surge-in-complaints

In recent months, the Pancyprian Consumers Association has been inundated with consumer complaints, particularly following the reinstatement of excise duty on fuel and the termination of electricity subsidies. ...

23. Over 220,000 victims trafficked for Southeast Asia's online fraud schemes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/over-220-000-victims-trafficked-for-southeast-asia-s-online-fraud-schemes

A new UN report estimates that hundreds of thousands of people from around the world have been trafficked to Southeast Asia to run online scams....

24. Scammers impersonate doctors

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/scammers-impersonate-doctors

The Police are urging the public to be cautious once again, following new reports of fraud and attempted theft of large sums of money by individuals falsely posing as doctors. ...

25. Alert issued amid spate of prepaid card scams

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/alert-issued-amid-spate-of-prepaid-card-scams

A total of five cases have been reported between August 4 and 10 about scams that led to withdrawals of thousands of euros through prepaid credit cards, Police spokesperson, Christos Andreou, told CNA on Friday, calling on businesses that sell such cards to be alert and cautious....

26. Company loses €93,187 in scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/company-loses-€93-187-in-scam

Yesterday, the police arrested a 60-year-old person as part of their investigation into an online fraud case that occurred in Limassol in 2019....

27. Rising scams in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rising-scams-in-cyprus

Telephone and online scams are on the rise in Cyprus, targeting vulnerable elderly individuals and attempting to swindle their hard-earned money....

28. From ''lovers'' to ''doctors'': Cyprus confronts rising online fraud

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/from-lovers-to-doctors-cyprus-confronts-rising-online-fraud

Cyprus is witnessing a significant annual increase in online fraud cases, according to Andreas Anastasiades, the Director of the Electronic Crime Sub-Directorate. ...

29. $280B lost in fraud and mismanagement of US Covid relief aid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/$280b-lost-in-fraud-and-mismanagement-of-us-covid-relief-aid

A recent investigation conducted by the Associated Press has exposed a rampant wave of fraud and mismanagement in the distribution of federal COVID-19 relief aid in the United States....

30. 17% of Cypriots admit to purchasing fake goods

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/17-of-cypriots-admit-to-purchasing-fake-goods

According to a report from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), Cypriots have admitted to accessing content illegally, particularly for watching sports. ...

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