The figures show that the amount of money defrauded in October, €1.4 million, is 55% higher than the monthly average.
In the ten months of 2022, the money defrauded in cases where the person themselves confirm a payment amounted to €9.5 million.
Over 10 months, the money in prevented fraud cases amounted to €4.2 million.
Statistics show that the most profitable method of fraud for criminals in Latvia is still investment fraud, which has forced residents to lose a little more than €4 million this year. In cases of telephone fraud, €1.8 million has been stolen, while other types of fraud amounted to slightly more than €3.6 million.
The Finance Latvia Association reminded the public how to recognize a scam and what to do:
- check where the e-mail is coming from and whether that corresponds to the official organization e-mail;
- check the language for mistakes, red exclamation marks, capitals, calls for urgent action;
- do not share personal information. Remember that bank employees or police officers will never ask for account information, passwords, and card numbers.