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POLICE CALLS FOR CALM AMONG CYBERCRIME VICTIMS

THE Zambia Police service has urged victims of cyber financial crimes to remain calm and exercise patience while they wait for the police to do their job.

Police service spokesperson Esther Katongo said victims should not push the police and expect them to work at the pace required by victims saying investigations take time.

“When a victim to cyber-crime makes a report we open a docket for the case and take further investigations while doing so we expect the victim to remain calm and wait for the police to do the investigations”, she said.

Ms Katongo has further called on financial institutions to sensitize their clients on online services as well as their general operations so as to protect their clients from fraudsters.

She explained that after police do their investigations the case is further taken to court and culprits are then brought to book and as such the process of investigation must be allowed without pressure from victims.

Victims have since been advised not to lose hope in the police but rather work with the police and exercise patience in order to have the perpetrators brought to book.

Ms Katongo cautioned members of the public to that cyber financial crimes that have been on-going have spread countrywide and people are advised to be alert and beware of the fraudsters that will ask them to send money especially the youth that is hungry for employment.

 

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Written by Jessica Mwansa

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