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CID to probe online courier scam forging Postal Dept website

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The Criminal Investigation Department yesterday informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis that an investigation has been initiated regarding a fraud through the online banking system by setting up a website similar to the Postal Department’s website and under the guise of providing courier services.

The CID that the they have commenced an investigation based on a complaint made by the Postmaster General.

The CID informed court that an investigation is going on to ascertain whether Postal Department employees were involved in these frauds or whether outsiders are doing it.

The Criminal Investigation Department requested court to issue an order to the banks to provide analytical reports regarding the credit accounts.

A text message is received on the customer’s mobile phone stating that a parcel has been received and through that message, instructions are given to access the relevant website and credit or debit card information has been obtained online stating that Rs.95 has to be paid as stamp duty.

Then through that information, the money from the customers’ accounts has been taken in millions.

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