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Beware of Fake News. Avoid Spreading Rumors!

At the end of 2019, an outbreak of  COVID-19 pneumonia occurred in Mainland. In Macao, the first case was also confirmed in January 2020, which caused widespread concern.

According to previous experience, when a critical incidence such as epidemic, serious natural disaster, accident, or social event occurs, there will be relevant fake news disseminated in different channels including email, social networking, and instant messaging, etc. It may also be used to initiate phishing attacks, which brings information security threats. Therefore, we would like to draw your attention on the below:

  • DO NOT arbitrarily believe unconfirmed news. It is recommended to refer to official news;
  • When receiving any information with URL link or attachment, DO NOT open it unless you are expecting it and absolutely certain that it is legitimate;
  • DO NOT arbitrarily forward unconfirmed news. If you spread fake news or rumor, you may violate the related laws of the relevant country or region.