The Public Ministry, through the Specialized Unit for Computer Crimes, started a work table with public and private institutions, in order to agree on lines of action in the face of complaints received for crimes of fraud and fraud that are carried out online.
In this sense, in response to the considerable increase in complaints for the aforementioned crimes, the Specialized Unit for Computer Crimes called an inter-institutional meeting to establish coordinated work between the representatives of banking entities and other institutions such as the National Police, seeking to reduce the problem. that affects citizenship.
On the occasion, the representatives analyzed several cases and as a result a next meeting was established to sign an inter-institutional agreement.
In this way, it seeks to establish mechanisms to reduce the amount of fraud, channel complaints and a more effective communication channel between institutions, banks and telephone companies.
Officials from the Specialized Unit for Computer Crimes of the Prosecutor’s Office, the Directorate against Economic and Financial Punishable Acts of the National Police, as well as representatives of Itaú, Familiar, Vision, Atlas, Interfisa and the Association of Banks participated in the activity. of Banks of Paraguay (Asoban) and legal advisers of the Tigo telephone companies.
Technique consisting of sending an email by a cybercriminal to a user pretending to be a legitimate entity.
Cybercriminals try to deceive citizens and gain access to their bank accounts in order to steal from them using the method known as Phishing, by which they impersonate their identity.
They use this modality to make loans and transfers, posing as account holders.
The ways used by criminals to obtain personal data from their victims are almost always through the WhatsApp application, text message, email or phone calls, posing as their representatives from banks or telephone companies.