Warning over fradulent calls in Denmark, France and Italy

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Latvia's financial regulator, the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK), has repeated a warning about fraudsters, who make phone calls to randomly selected inhabitants of Denmark, Italy and France posing as employees of FKTK, the State Revenue Service of the Republic of Latvia, Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia or other state institutions.

The callers provide false information in Russian (but may speak also in another language) and ask those they call to perform different activities, such as disclosing names and personal data, terminating cooperation with financial institutions, opening special website addresses on the internet and performing activities in accordance with instructions. Callers may offer to recover funds invested by a person in exchange for remuneration.

"The FKTK recommends not to perform any activities, not to provide information and terminate the call in such situations," the regulator said.

LSM has previously been contacted by a reader in Denmark confirming that scammers have been active who "call from a Danish number and speak Russian and pretend to be a FKTK employee".

Back in July FKTK issued a warning about similar scams targeting people in France and Italy.

A video containing examples of these calls from a number in Denmark has been posted on YouTube and can be seen below.



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