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Oxygen tanks in CDMX: cyber police warned about false pages that profit from the desperation of the people

The health authorities of the capital call not to fall into fraud (Photo: REUTERS / Edgard Garrido)
The health authorities of the capital call not to fall into fraud (Photo: REUTERS / Edgard Garrido)

Ante la despair and need of those who require oxygen tanks to face COVID-19, cyber police in Mexico City detected fake pages that put these devices up for sale and scam people, so he made a wake-up call and identify abusers.

User reports indicated that oxygen tanks have been put up for sale on sites web apocrypha and groups in social networks. To hook people, offer the device at low cost, so that an electronic payment is required, but after the deposit, the seller no longer contacts the person who had agreed to purchase.

Therefore, the capital cyber police carried out an investigation and detected that scammers use logos and colors, as well as fonts similar to well-known brands to steal personal information from Internet users and those in search of oxygen tanks.

According to the inquiries, the frauds include forms, whose spaces must be filled with personal information, contact information and bank cards. The authority recommended that, Before buying online, it is important to check the legality of the pages and not deposit to suspicious accounts that are not in the name of a company. Much less, deliver nip card or security key.

Scammers use well-known brand logos (Photo: SSC-CDMX)
Scammers use well-known brand logos (Photo: SSC-CDMX)

“Many users do not verify the virtual sites where they intend to make purchases and provide sensitive and personal data, which are used by cybercriminals to obtain benefits such as passwords, user names, telephone numbers, access codes or receipt of money through advance payments for a product that does not exist and, once the objective is achieved, they no longer answer or they block the citizen from the means of contact“Said the agency in a statement.

In addition to the validation of the website, the cyber police suggest to verify the URL, that is, that it has a letter “s” at the end of the “http” or a security padlock is displayed.

“It is important that the user check the seller’s profile, spelling and photographs of the products on offer; that the seller has a physical address, street, neighborhood, mayor’s office; with an RFC or registration number with the health authorities; and invites citizens to read the comments of other users, all this, before making the purchase “, the recommendations abounded.

It should also avoid following email addresses or links that are embedded in emails, even more so, if they reached the mailbox spam. You should not trust pages with pop-up windows, whose content is unrelated to the provisions of the main site or with flashy announcements of supposed contests or notifications of prizes.

How and where to find an oxygen tank in CDMX?

To find oxygen tanks or loading centers in Mexico City, the Ministry of Health (Sedesa) announced that as of December 30, 2020 Two stations will be available for the free filling of these devices.

Oxygen tanks have been scarce and the CDMX government has recharging or purchasing centers (Photo: EFE / José Pazos)
Oxygen tanks have been scarce and the CDMX government has recharging or purchasing centers (Photo: EFE / José Pazos)

The establishments are located on the premises of the Gustavo A. Madero Mayor’s Office Child Rehabilitation Center and in the plate of the Civic Square of the Iztapalapa Mayor’s Office. Hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Meanwhile, the Sedesa indicated that the cylinder to be filled must have the current hydrostatic safety test (PH) and be in physical conditions accepted by the operator. Meanwhile, each unit has the capacity to supply 50 containers per day.

The agency headed by Olivia López Arellano specified in a statement that only one cylinder per person will be recharged, in order to cover as many people as possible.

Persons discharged and requiring oxygenation will be able to recharge their cylinders, so that they can complete their rehabilitation from home. Likewise, patients who have been recommended to supply the chemical element, valued in kiosks and health centers in the capital.


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