sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
BUSINESS NEWS
June 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

The Reserve Bank of Fiji(RBF)is concerned about the increase in the number of cyber fraud cases brought to the attention of the police, Financial Intelligence Unit, the commercial banks and the Association of Banks.

The Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Razim Buksh in a statement said cyber-crime is committed by criminals who are technologically competent by exploiting internet and computer technology for monetary benefit.

Buksh said the authorities in Fiji are taking this matter seriously and have established a strong networking and partnership with domestic as well as foreign counterpart agencies.

International cyber-criminals who previously were not caught should not take things for granted anymore.

Buksh said recently, authorities were able to investigate and prosecute a businessman from Vanuatu, Johnny Albert Stephen for involvement in internet banking fraud that he committed in Fiji.

Stephen was charged, convicted and sentenced in April 2012 to seven years imprisonment for money laundering.

Buksh said this would send a strong message that Fiji is an equally committed partner in the fight against money laundering and cyber-crime globally.

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has a mandate under the Financial Transactions Reporting Act to ensure the safety and protection of the financial system and the members of public from money launderers, cyber-criminals and other crimes involving financial transactions.

The commercial bank also played a key role in assisting and cooperating with the FIU and the Fiji Police Force.

Buksh said the recent use of internet banking facility portals at local commercial banks has been targeted by criminals for cyber-crime related activities, hacking, identity theft and advance fee fraud scams.

The FIU, commercial banks as well as the Association of Banks in Fiji have alerted customers and members of the public to exercise caution and care when accessing their bank accounts online.

By Ropate Valemei

 

Wiggle


PREVIOUS STORY
Stop depending on Aust/NZ on tourism:AG
NEXT STORY
Chinese investors to boost economy: PM

Bookmark and Share
   




FIJI NEWS
Ratu Inoke meets with Indonesian counterpartFiji's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola met with his Indonesian counterpart Retno L. P. Marsudi in Jakarta to discuss efforts to further deepen ties between the two countries.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
TECHNOLOGY
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
HEALTH/FITNESS
$5000 boost to assist diabetes awareness programVodafone Fiji ATH Foundation has stepped in with financial boost to assist the Lions Club in their Diabetes Awareness program.
SPORTS
Fijiana out of Cup raceNew Zealand proved too good underlining their earlier win in the pool rounds by a 26-5 victory over Fiji in their Canada 7s Cup quarter-final match-up, forcing the national side to the Plate competition.
ENTERTAINMENT
The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers to get deluxe reissueSticky Fingers, the 1971 classic which is one of the most revered albums in the catalogue of the legendary Rolling Stones, and which captured the band at their peak, on timeless tracks such as Brown Sugar, Wild Horses, Bitch, Sister Morphine and Dead Flowers, is to be reissued worldwide on May 22.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS