The Cyber Security Authority (CSA) has issued a public advisory cautioning against potential online threats during Valentine’s Day, as cybercriminals often exploit this occasion to deceive unsuspecting individuals.
In a statement released on February 7, 2024, the CSA emphasized the importance of vigilance and diligence in online activities, particularly during celebrations like Valentine’s Day.
The advisory highlighted the prevalence of online scams during this period and underscored the need for individuals to remain cautious.
According to the statement, a significant amount totaling GHC 3,558,940 was lost to online shopping and romance scams in 2023 alone.
To safeguard against potential fraud, the CSA urged the public to exercise caution, especially when encountering deals that appear “too good to be true” on Valentine’s Day packages or gifts.
Read the full statement below: