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Do you have money? Over the past week, 73 Crimeans gave more than 12 million rubles to scammers

Do you have money? Over the past week, 73 Crimeans gave more than 12 million rubles to scammers

CrimeaPRESS reports:

From September 11 to September 17, police registered 73 statements about remote fraud committed. The attackers managed to enrich themselves at the expense of gullible citizens in the amount of 12 million 285 thousand 264 ruble

CALLS via Telegram, WhatsApp, Viber messengers, including with the logo of one of the leading banks in Crimea. Registered over the past week 38 such crimes using telephone calls. People, believing in the plausible stories of scammers, gave them 8 million 702 thousand and 155 rubles A resident of Yalta, after a scammer called her, lost money in the amount of more than 1 million 365 thousand rubles An unknown person called the woman through a popular messenger and offered to make money on financial exchanges. Believing in the possibility of easy money, she did not hesitate to transfer the funds to an unknown person, and when she realized that she had succumbed to deception, she contacted the policesay the press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Crimea.

A woman contacted the Bakhchisarai police. She said that she received a call from an unknown person who introduced himself as a security officer of one of the leading banks in Crimea. He said that the woman’s money account was under threat of hacking. Under the pretext of protecting the money, the applicant transferred to an unknown 980 thousand rubles

Also, citizens who receive calls from unknown persons fall for the tricks of scammers and, using other life situations, defraud their victims of large sums of money.

INTERNET SITES, SOCIAL NETWORKS

33 the fact of fraudulent activities associated with the use of social networks, instant messengers and Internet sites, as a result of which citizens lost 3 million 495 thousand 254 ruble

The scammers received the maximum amount of money in this category from a resident of Feodosia. He told the police that unknown persons took his money in the amount of more than 1 million 593 thousand rubles under the pretext of providing intimate services.

A woman contacted the Kerch police and said that she had posted an advertisement for the sale of a garage on one of the websites. Later, she received a message from an allegedly potential buyer, who said that he was ready to make a payment, but for this he needed the seller’s bank card information. When the applicant provided her card details, money in the amount of more than 298 thousand rubles

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INSTALLING THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS AND FOLLOWING LINKS

More than 87 thousand rubles disappeared from the victims’ accounts by following links from unknown sources (2 fact).

A man contacted the Bakhchisarai police duty station. He said that on a free classifieds website he became interested in a lucrative offer for the sale of a car engine. When the complainant contacted the seller, he was sent an unknown link, supposedly to pay for the goods. After the man clicked on the link, his account was debited 30 thousand rubles However, the goods never arrived, and the seller stopped communicating.

A local resident contacted the Simferopol district police with a report of fraud. The man told police that more than 57 thousand rubles after he clicked on an unknown link that was sent to him by a unicycle seller from a free classifieds site.

The police once again remind you: you should never rush to make decisions regarding money. Remember! The safety of your financial assets depends only on you, and only you decide how to ensure their safety!

Be vigilant and follow the recommendations:

  • don’t report details of your bank card and its PIN code;
  • don’t report any SMS codes, even to a bank employee;
  • don’t confirm operations that you did not perform;
  • don’t believe it people who introduce themselves as law enforcement officers and banking employees who report that any transactions are being carried out immediately with your money account;
  • don’t cross via links unknown to you, received through messengers from third-party sources;
  • don’t install on your mobile phones applications that you are hearing about for the first time or do not have detailed information about how they work;
  • don’t agree for prepayment when buying or selling property through free Internet portals;
  • don’t follow instructions from unknown citizens trying to convince you to quickly receive “easy” money — no one is interested in enriching you for free;
  • don’t pass it on your bank card to unauthorized persons.

If you have become a victim of fraud, immediately report it to the police using a single number 102 or submit a written application to any nearest police department, or through the official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.

source: press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea

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