Alert about scams on fake pages of department stores and cement companies in Mexico

Check out the apocryphal pages and don’t be a victim of scammers

Mexico.- Don’t get scammed! Through fake pages, scammers look for victims to make their own.

The National Guard reported that through the monitoring of the Public Internet Network, two fake sites were detected, one is from a departmental company and another from a cement company.

Addresses are  www.ventas-palacio.com  and  www.cruz-azul.com.mx , which impersonating said department store and the cement company can be used in a fraud scheme through the purchase of non – existent goods, In this case, the sale of vehicles and heavy machinery.

That is why the National Guard makes the following recommendations to prevent you from falling into the hands of scammers.

  • Verify that the sites really correspond to the entity mentioned ( https://www.elpalaciodehierro.com  and www.cementocruazul.com.mx ).
  • If possible, ask the seller for the physical location where the existence of the good can be verified.
  • The emails of unknown senders with great promotions, could be a hook to take you to an apocryphal site. Avoid entering websites through links or ads.
  • Do not submit any document that contains personal information such as: voter credential (INE), passport, proof of address, among others; until you have validated the legality of the offer.
  • As much as the offer seems tempting, it validates and verifies all the information.
  • If you make the purchase of a vehicle, avoid payments via SPEI.
  • Preferably, you make the payment upon delivery or bank transfer of the same financial institution, in order to verify the name of the beneficiary.

The Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection, through the National Guard, urges users to report any suspected crime or cyber attack to the email  ceac@sspc.gob.mx  and the twitter @CEAC_SSPC, your complaint is safe and confidential.

Source: Guardia Civil

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