The National Chamber of Tourism (CANATUR) warned about alleged scams that are taking place against companies.
The warning comes due to complaints the Investigation Organization (OIJ) have received from resorts such as hotels and other businesses.
Criminals have identified, in most cases, administrators and employees from the accounting area, because they are the ones who have access to bank accounts and passwords.
There are two scams:
-The swindler makes contact with the victim to conduct transactions through their accounts and according to the activity they perform in each place, victims are asked to provide business or personal account numbers. Victims are phoned and the are informed that the bank is unable to complete a transaction and they provide their bank information misled by an alleged three-way call (service not authorized by the Bank).
-System failure: With the scam of a system failure, accountants, treasurers or administrators are contacted by a false bank officer that requests pins changes. People are deceived and when the information is provided, scammers make changes in the victims’ accounts.
-Banks will not ask for your personal information.
-Any transaction or changes is made by an authorized bank employee.
-Do not provide personal or bank information to anyone.