Computer and internet users nationwide must be conscious of online scammers who attempt to trick anyone to get their money.
This warning was issued by an officer from a Foreign Exchange Company in the country told this paper over the weekend.
A scammer is a person that involves in a fraudulent business scheme or a deception.
The scammers’ continuity in sending false or fake messages and flyers through emails by asking private information in exchange for money is a growing issue in the world today since the computer age is increasing.
The officer who wishes to have his identity withheld told the Solomon Star that many locals are victims to this strange practice.
“I am warning computer users in the country to beware of the scams that are usually sent through their emails.
“This is an ongoing issue that many Solomon Islanders have fallen into in the passing months.
“I came across a number of victims wanting to send huge amounts of money through Western Union to unidentified people overseas,” he told this paper.
He said this warning is highlighted in the media already but there is a need to reiterate it ones more to the people of this nation.
“I wish to make this call once more to the people of this country to beware of such issue because it seems that many people are still not taking note of yet.
“Most victims I came across were those that are new to computers and especially to this growing technology world.
“I think there is a need to educate them more about this,” the officer added.
He said, if it wasn’t for him and his colleagues, the victims would have lost thousands of dollars that could be used for other family needs.
The officer again requested the public that should they come across such scams in the future, it is better for them to consult someone else instead of keeping it as a secret with the intention of getting rich afterwards.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA