A 32-year-old Sevastopol resident transferred 88,000 rubles to the fraudster. Not under hypnosis, out of stupidity
Sevastopol police warns of possible fraud in online purchases. A clear fresh example is a 32-year-old Sevastopol resident, wanting to purchase a piece of jewelry at an attractive price, fell for the tricks of scammers and transferred 88 thousand rubles to their account without suspecting that the seller is a scammer. The attacker posed as a seller to the buyer and as a buyer to the real seller. The victim knew about such types of remote crimes, but did not expect that this would happen to him.
A criminal case has been initiated on this fact under Part 2 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Fraud”. Currently, the police are carrying out operational-search activities aimed at detaining suspects , — reported the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Sevastopol.
In this regard, the police of Sevastopol reminds citizens of the precautionary measures when making online purchases. Attackers often create fake sites for popular online stores. First of all, you need to make sure that such a portal is real. In order not to suffer from illegal activities, you should check the business reputation of a potential seller and make sure that it is reliable. In order not to lose your savings, it is better to refuse to make an advance payment, and pay for the goods only upon receipt. Too low price of the purchased goods, as well as the requirement to make a large amount of prepayment, should alert you.
If you have suffered from fraud or another crime, you must immediately contact the nearest territorial division of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Sevastopol or report it by phone 102.