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Police warn against downloading mobile apps from unknown sources after victims who responded to job advertisement see their funds vanish.
Police have cautioned people in Macao that if they download mobile apps from unknown sources they could end up losing a lot of money.
The Judiciary Police said they recently received reports from members of the public who had responded to a job advertisement on a social networking site in which the “recruiter” asked them to fill in their personal information via an app called “Job Application” that they downloaded on their mobile phones.
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Police said the victims then received a text message from their e-payment platform about resetting their login passwords, followed by a raft of notification messages about their money being transferred, the Macau Post Daily reported.
Officers urged residents to be vigilant against fraud and not to download apps from unknown sources to prevent personal, communication or financial information from being stolen.