The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has issued a warning to the public, distancing itself from a scam payment release order letter which has been in circulation. The letter is distributed by criminal scammers claiming that the recipients of these letters, stand to win or gain inheritance funds.
The FIC advises that any person who has received such a letter or any other version of the letter, must note that it was not issued by the FIC, as they would never issue so-called payment release orders associated with any payment. The FIC also warns the public to not accept letters at face value which carry logos of government institutions, private sector businesses or international organisations on letters carrying similar messages.
The FIC also warns that the unauthorised use of the FIC logo is illegal and any person who uses the logo in such a manner may be found guilty of fraud.