Greek police headquarters
Athens, November 2, 2023
Update on a new forgery – a fraudulent email being marketed as a letter from the Chief of the Hellenic Police
The attempts of the astute to deceive unsuspecting citizens with a new circulating pseudonym – fraudulent message using the information of the Chief of the Greek Police, Lt. Gen. Lazarus Mavropoulos, continue.
In particular, the perpetrators, using these details in a letter supposedly from competent auditing authorities, try to deceive citizens – internet users, under the pretext that the recipient is involved in a case of pornography and other crimes.
In fact, using logos of the Hellenic Republic, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Citizen Protection, the Hellenic Police, Interpol, etc. and allegedly signed by the Chief of the Greek Police, attempt to give “authenticity” to the relevant letter and create the impression that it comes from the Greek Police.
In this context, it is announced that the following text – a message circulated via e-mail (email), purported to be a letter from the Chief of the Greek Police, Lieutenant General Lazaros Mavropoulos, which bears his full name, as well as a false signature and stamp with the inscription “General Director of the Hellenic Police and Head of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations” is obviously fake and fraudulent and is sent by perpetrators who are obviously trying to deceive – mislead the citizens and subsequently obtain an illegal financial benefit.
Citizens are requested not to respond and to delete the specific message, as well as “not to open” the attached files to avoid being infected by malicious software.
It is recalled that more tips to avoid defrauding citizens are posted on the website of the Hellenic Police (www.astynomia.gr), in the “Citizen’s Guide/Useful tips” section, while additional information and advice on incidents of electronic fraud are available on the Directorate’s website Electronic Crime Prosecution www.cyberalert.gr.
For the citizens to be more fully informed, an image of the fraudulent letter is provided:
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