Internet Scams

Unauthorized Content – FB Posts with hate speech

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Dr. Shantha Rathnayake is a working at a government hospital Sri Lanka as a surgeon specialist who is 38 years old unmarried lady. A partner was found by her parents through a proposal. …

Getting Bullied by chatting

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Ms. Nanayakkara, who is 35 years old and unmarried, works for a private bank as a manager. One day she got a message through Facebook Messenger from a male Psychological Lecturer who is …

Threatening her to fulfil his needs

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Darshi was a final year university student, who was specializing ‘Drama & Theatre’. Meanwhile, she was applying for jobs in the same field advertised on the internet, planning to join them as soon …

Cons of Selling Phones Without Factory Resetting

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Misha was experiencing a financially hard time by the end of last year and as a result she decided to sell her phone to small phone shop on the street for a better …

Facebook Blackmailing

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Renold got the following message that gave a link to update the Facebook account in the new login system Accordingly he clicked the link, entered the username and password, but then he couldn’t …

Memorized her School life in a different way

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. One early morning Hithawathi received a call from a lady named Lalitha who has a very law tone voice. Hithawathi answered the call saying “Good morning. How can we help you?” Then she …

Viber Friend

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. When Kusal was celebrating New Year with his family, one of his friends called Naduni phoned to wish him happiness and success. While she was talking to her long known friend, she asked; …

Blackmailed by a FB friend through messenger

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Siva is a Tamil boy who lives in Ampara. He is a nature lover and his hobby is photography. He received his first ever smart phone one of  a latest models from his …

Harassed by ex-boyfriend creating fake accounts

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Two years ago Nishi was in a relationship with Kapila but broke up after finding out that he shared the same feelings with another woman secretly. Later on, for some reason that woman …

‘Do not be cheated – Her Facebook page is fake’

Another misuse in Facebook – Be alert… You may be the next prey!! As Hithawathi educates you before, here’s another real life example for the misuse of Facebook. A case where someone maintains a Facebook account using your pictures and …

Misuse of sports meet photos on a fake fb account

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Ruzi is 15 years old girl who is studying in grade 10. The school has updated their Facebook page with their school sports meet photos. One day one of the parents who is …

Somebody knew everything they talked on Imo

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Ranga was abroad and often talked to his wife, Maya lived for rent in a shared boarding house in Colombo where it was closer to her workplace. However, she used to go home …

Hacking Accountant’s Email account

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Shanaz, the accountant of ‘Best Rubber’ Export Company, normally communicated with the customers via email, which coulda be considered as a written proof in business. Last year she made some negotiations with ‘UK …

Hacking email to get money from its contacts

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical It was early morning on a holiday that Jason received an email from one of his close friends saying that, Hey bro, I’m so sorry to disturb you at this moment. But I …

Just binning documents with personal information

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. On a Friday morning, Sonal received the following letter from the postman, He had no clue of this letter. However, it was just a small amount to be paid to get a US$ …

Snaps that came back without knowing

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Amasha was eagerly getting ready for her engagement and had plans to migrate after marriage. As she was busy running here and there for her engagement, she receives a call from a friend …

Online Proposal

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Shali is a 23 year old girl from Badulla. She just started her first job in Colombo. One day her phone rang, it was from an unknown number. Caller 01: “Hello, Shali” Shali …

Received unknown calls

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Mallika is a 40yrs old mother with two daughters. Her husband works aboard. . She is a house wife and she loves gardening very much. Her daughters are 16 yrs old and 10 …

Surprised incident at Online Classes during Covid-19 pandemic

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Ms. Madhavi is a government school teacher . Due to COVID-19 - pandemic the education system changed into online. Most of the school lectures were delivered via different online platforms, such as Zoom, …

How husband sold her on the internet

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. One morning Seetha who was a married woman called Hithawathi crying; Seetha: Please Miss, help me. Hithawathi: Yes dear, how can we help you? Seetha: My nude videos are being circulated on porn …

Updating Facebook status with no sense

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Sandra was always on Facebook after her exams and used to update every single thing she did and shared with everyone. Hence, she had a plenty of known unknown friends and followers. She …

Phone number posted on the Internet

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Shimmi is a social media user. Recently she was checking some clothes shop on Facebook and wanted to know the price of a particular dress. She typed her phone number in the comment …

Depositing illegally earned foreign money to local accounts

Allan was a foreign student of PVT University of Sri Lanka in 2017. He became quite friendly with a local batch mate named Saman. One day at the canteen they had the following chat, Allan: You know my mom wants …

Phishing links on Facebook

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. When Ayodya was checking her Facebook Inbox, she could find the below message, Hi there, We found the following link with your cute naked pictures and hot videos; www.xyzja;uy;qjyq’qfj-kfkflsj,jl;ftyj Hope you will upload …

“If you need money, just inbox”

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. There was a school-leaver called Suneth, who was interested in going out and having fun with his friends but found no money to do so, as he was unemployed. He felt even guilty …

Online Partner

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Two years ago, Renu got separated from her husband due to the family issues had between them and she had to fight for life alone to bring up her child. Later on she …

Unexpected email: cannot figure it out

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Sanka was a known as a fun-loving person who was used to spending most of his spare time on the internet. He preferred to get to know a lot of things surfing the …

Money that can be claimed

Sampath Jayawardena got a surprising email during his hard times. It meant that he had paid some money through PayPal to an online shop but the order was not placed. Moreover, there was a clear receipt saying that the money …

Dream of a money box

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical One Saturday, James got an email from someone called Shania, who introduced her as a soldier in Afghanistan. According to the e-mail, she had no relatives and therefore, was looking for a reliable …

Lottery Scam Messages

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. One day Lyan’s mother, who was 65 years old, received the following message to her phone and became quite curious about it. She was a person who never thought that anyone would deceive …

WhatsApp – PIN number scam

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Nimali and Amali are good frieds, they whatsApp each other quite a lot. One day Amali recieved a text message to her mobile which immediately followed by a WhatsApp message from Nimali saying …

Email – Custom Goods Scam

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Mohammed is a business man, He received an email that there are some parcels from a particular company at the custom by mentioning his details and a letter to come and collect all …

Email scam – Job offer

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Jackson is applying for jobs through online. He is sending his Curriculum Vita to several organizations. One morning, when he’s checking his emails, suddenly he saw there’s an email received from a foreign …

Pretending to be bank staff, near ATM

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Last year when Chami was going to use an ATM, she noticed some guys wearing XYZ bank t-shirts and were doing something near the ATM. One of them saw her and said, Sorry, …

Fixing skimming devices

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. When Tom went to withdraw money from an ATM machine he could only see the below message, SorryYou have insufficient funds available This was unbelievable to him and he checked with the bank …

Result of a broken marriage!!!!

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Rasika was in a relationship with a boy of her school. Both Rasika and her boyfriend registered for a computer course just after the A/L examination. Their relationship became more stronger as it …

Where the offline fight ended

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. Nilan was used to taking his younger sister to a Computer class in town. He always walked behind her with a gap like 2 meters. One evening when they were passing a shop …

Domestic Violence during the pandemic lockdown

Names and places mentioned herein are hypothetical. It was a Monday, during lockdown period. Hithawathi received a call from a lady (Shalika) who is working for a private organization. She was working from home due to the pandemic situation. Her …