According to Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana, details relating to fraudulent activities carried out online concurrently with Valentine’s Day was received.
He encouraged members of the public not to be victimized by such scams.
The police spokesman asked the public in a statement not to be fooled by text messages or messages via social media accounts asking them to make cash deposits to a delivery service to receive a gift sent by their loved ones.
Meanwhile, the police have announced that all Valentine’s Day events will not be authorized this year in an attempt to avoid the transmission of COVID-19.
Legal actions will be sought against those who violate the regulations, the police noted further.