The Fiji Times » FIU warns Fijians of cryptocurrency scam


The Fiji Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is warning members of the public of a current cryptocurrency scam in the country.

The FIU stated those scammers had circulated advertisements on various Viber and other social media groups using theofficial logo of a government agency and staff photo.

“These advertisements are fake,” FIU director Razim Buksh said.

“The fake advertisements state that individuals in Fiji can purchase bitcoin, foreign exchange and binary trading using their mobile money wallets or bank transfers.

“The advertisement provides two phone numbers for further enquiries. A local number and a foreign number.”

The FIU has advised the general public to be vigilant when receiving offers for investments, loans and employment on any online or social media platform.

The FIU has provided a list of what it has described as red flags or indicators that can anyone identify a scammer:

  • Use of existing marketing…

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