Fiji has lost millions of dollars in various scams and illegal schemes over the past few years.
Fiji Financial Intelligence Unit Director, Razim Buksh says Fijians need to be more vigilant when dealing with people they do not know.
Buksh says there are clear indicators of investment, loans, and online shopping scams and people need to keep an eye on these.
“Once you get hooked into such a million-dollar non-existent proposal on loan or investment, they will ask you for money to clear the funds to send to you. Money does not exist, please do not fall victim to this kind of scam and what they will do is because you will be engrossed in the scheme they will ask you for your personal information, your bank account information, and when the scheme stops they will use your credentials, your bank account, your company information to orchestrate the crime elsewhere using your credentials so that is very dangerous”.
Fiji Financial Intelligence Unit Director, Razim Buksh
He confirms that in the last six years they recorded 30 cases of scams where seven million dollars have been lost.