Police warn public against online scams

|     James Kon     |

THE Commercial Crime Investigation Division under the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) received reports of attempted online scamming lodged by several companies in the country.

It was found that the Business Email Compromise fraud scheme attempted to cheat several companies in Brunei Darussalam.

The modus operandi involves sending emails to companies offering sales with quotation for the purchase of large quantities of goods. The scheme attempts to persuade victims by acquiring personal information to attain monies.

The RBPF reminded the public, especially registered companies, not to respond to such emails and be cautious and not fall victim to online scams.