- The State Criminal Police Office of Hesse is currently warning of suspicious WhatsApp messages.
- These allegedly come from the Federal Criminal Police Office and look extremely credible.
- Netzwelt tells you what to do and what advice you should follow.
The State Criminal Police Office of Hesse is currently warning of suspicious messages sent via the messenger WhatsApp from Facebook be shipped. Due to their appearance, these SMS come from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) and are provided with BKA letterhead and logo. We’ll tell you how to recognize fraudulent messages and what you can do.
The Press portal According to the Hessian State Criminal Police Office (HLKA), the fraudsters warn against break-ins by gangs in apartments near you. The gangs are supposed to intend to break into you in your apartment. The fraudsters even draw your attention to different scams.
In order to receive further information, a phone number is given that you can call. During the phone call you will be involved in a conversation in which you are advised to hide jewelry and other valuables outside the apartment or house so that BKA officials can pick them up and keep them safe.
You should definitely follow these advice from the HLKA:
- Does not react to alleged messages from the Federal Criminal Police Office. Does not call the specified phone number.
- Do not let strangers into your apartment.
- Asks officials such as the police for an ID card
- If in doubt, call the authority from which the official allegedly comes from. Look for the phone number yourself or let the directory inquiries put you through. Meanwhile, you should make the visitors wait in front of the locked door.
- The police never ask you for money or anything of value.
- You should never give information about your financial situation on the phone.
- Don’t let yourself be put under pressure on the phone, just hang up.
- Do not give valuables such as jewelry or cash to strangers.
The press portal offers you further information on the website Police advice.