Beware of Scam Calls and Emails

Scam Calls to Finland

Scam Calls

Did you receive a call from Burundi, Samoa, or Tunisia? Do not answer, especially if you are not expecting a call from these countries. The request is most likely a hoax call, and if you answer, you will be hanged up. If you call back, you might receive a huge phone bill, especially if it includes satellite service charges.

Millions of calls have been made in March and February, says Finnish operators to Helsingin Sanomat. If these international scam operators get about a hundred callback, then they are already able to accumulate money from callers in Finland.

Burundi's international area code number is +257, Tunisia's area code number is +216, and Samoa's area code number is +658. Hoax calls are also made from Papua New Guinea are code number +675.

Email Hoax

This spring, there are also hoax emails sent to private people from a fraudulent email address. The message will say that your bank account is hacked. You have to send your bank account details and PIN indicator table to the mentioned email address. The message is a scam, and it is an attempt to phish online banking credentials and other important financial information. In Finland, police, and banks do not ask passwords, IDs or other similar information via email. These types of inquiries should not be answered and links should not be clicked.

Suspicious Offers and Letters

Did you receive an invoice or an offer to get to an international or national directory?

Do not pay this invoice, because probably you will need to pay another invoice afterward, which is sent to you automatically. Getting rid of the automated invoice and service provider will be harder in the future.

Make sure you know who the service provider is and what service they offer and the price charged of the service.

Source: HS, Poliisi