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Emerging and Continuing Trend

Utilization of Alternative Technology
The FIU noted an increase in individuals using 
alternative technology and channels to transfer funds to other individuals. This includes the use of Post Fiji telegraphic money orders (TMO) and Paypal. In some instances it was noted that the use of these alternative technologies and channels was to deliberately avoid detection.

Continuing Trend
The FIU observed a continued occurrence of individuals falling victim to various online scams in 2020. Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the current global Covid-19 situation and have offered fake loans, packages, and relationships to vulnerable sectors of the community that remitted hundreds of thousands of dollars to these cybercriminals.
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