Interpol and FBI's websites confirm: "Giuseppe Macario is wanted" is fake news


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Some anonymous fake news websites, which often steal pictures and personal data, claim that "Giuseppe Macario is wanted by FBI and Interpol" due to his (nonexistent) "criminal record" and so on. This is a typical example of fake news and phishing.

The same information is confirmed by the Italian National Police. Everyone can check that Giuseppe Macario is not "wanted" by anyone and has no "criminal record". Besides, he enjoys a fulfilling happy life all over the world and is regarded with much affection by all his relatives and acquaintances. He also collaborates intensively with the police, especially when it comes to reporting scammers — which is why they hate him.

Beware of scams! These websites can ask you to "contact" them, usually by email, and steal your personal data, allegedly to "help us catch Giuseppe Macario". Their email addresses sometimes resemble Google's or other corporations'. This kind of fraud is called phishing:

Phishing (noun) the fraudulent practice of creating emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. (New Oxford American Dictionary)

It is also possible that they will try to extort money after they get your data. In other words, scammers exploit Giuseppe Macario's name and image to steal data and money under various pretexts. Our advice: stay away from these malicious websites.