A computer scam is circulating in Albania, Prime Minister Rama warned the citizens

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A computer fraud has been committed in Albania, where citizens have been harmed by false messages allegedly sent, previously by institutions, and now by well-known public figures.

Prime Minister Edi Rama, through a reaction on the "X" social network, calls on citizens who have received messages in the name of public figures to check the authenticity of the sender in advance, in order to avoid the trap of this criminal game.

Rama writes that the state police detained and brought to justice some of these fraudsters, who managed to take money from citizens.

-A scam involving computers impersonating phone numbers to send fake messages has hit a few people to date. The state police detained and brought to justice some of these fraudsters, who managed to take money from the victims, Rama states.

He with a message-warning to the citizens to be very careful.

- While the police continue the work to identify other persons, I warn everyone who receives messages in the name of public figures to check the authenticity of the sender in advance, in order to avoid the trap of this criminal game, says Rama.

According to the media, this virtual scheme has long been used not only in the name of various institutions, but now also of famous public figures, where there are cases of manipulations by sending messages as if politicians were doing it.

- The reaction of Prime Minister Rama shows the need to pay more attention to this phenomenon, the media state.

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