Be aware of fraudsters impersonating the FIC. Scammers may send e-mails or other mediums of communication to the public using FIC branding and logo seeking payment of fines, taxes, or other financial transfers.
Be wary of these and similar types of messages and do not respond to them at all. Delete them and report them to your nearest police station. Remember, if the message sounds like a way to make easy money and too good to be true, it should not be trusted. The FIC will never demand a payment via e-mail. If you have received what you think is a scam message, e-mail it to email@example.com.
Common tactics scamsters use include:
Promises of instant wealth
Asking you for your bank account details to deposit winnings for a competition you did not enter
Scare tactics and emotional messages to convince you to share personal information
Requesting you to pay a sum of money to release a large amount of pent-up funds from a benevolent donor or organisation