Israel: The Police force of Israel has been reporting a significant rise in online fraud on many platforms in Israel.
Israeli Police stated that in the past few months, several complaints and cases had been received by the Israeli Police from people offering products to sell on various online selling platforms.
Police stated that the sellers had fallen victim to the fraudulent activities of criminals who stole the products by faking bank transfers.
Furthermore, the officials from Israeli Police have been working on the cases in such a manner and identified the pattern used by the frauds or criminals to trap innocent people and sellers.
Israeli Police break down the pattern of fraud in several steps to make it easy to understand for the people of Israel, which reads as follows,
• A seller or person who has advertised a product on websites or groups selling second-hand products receives a contact from a potential buyer interested in buying the listed product.
• After both parties agree on a price, the buyer sends a fake picture of the bank transfer confirmation to the seller, which indicates that the deal is done.
• After receiving the product, the buyer disappears and disconnects contact with the seller, while the seller discovers that the money has not been transferred to him and that he has been trapped into a fraud.
Moreover, officials from the Israeli police force have stated that sellers should beware and be extra careful while selling a product on a second-hand product selling platform. The authority has advised the people that.
‘It is convenient to use a payment service which allows you to receive the money immediately. Don’t hand over the product until the money has entered the bank account”.
Israeli Police have been investigating fraudulent online activities and arrested two Northern County suspects. Force noted that the suspects were taken into custody after dozens of complaints and cases were filed against them for committing fraud in the same manner.
As part of an online fraud investigation, two suspects have been arrested in the Northern County after dozens of complaints were piled against them for committing fraud in a similar action plan.
Additionally, Israeli Police have also advised some precautionary and preventive measures to deal with such online frauds such as,
– Remember to pre-check about the buyers by looking for details and authenticity on the internet or social media.
– After you get tricked, retain all relevant information and anything helpful to report to the Police.
– Chat screenshots, phone numbers, account details, credentials, text and call records should be preserved and added to the complaint.