The COJ Facebook page recently posted an example of a fake court order sent by scammers. The fake order looks highly authentic. It comes printed with court’s seal as well as the receiver's name and instructions to transfer money to the bank account specified. It also warns that failure to transfer the money will result in the recipient’s arrest or seizure of their assets.
However, the COJ clarified that it never sends court orders demanding transfer of payment.
“If a court order is sent to you with instructions to transfer money to a bank account, for whatever reason, do not believe it,” said the COJ statement.
It warned that scammers are also trying to trick people via other methods, from phone calls to messaging.
The court also advised people to be cautious of Facebook messages from friends, pointing out their accounts may have been hacked to steal their personal or financial data. Hence it was best to check by calling first.
The COJ offered six guidelines for using social media safely:
Published : June 27, 2022
By : THE NATION