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For a week in Crimea, police officers registered 33 facts of remote fraud

CrimeaPRESS reports:

2 million 580 thousand rubles — the amount of damage caused over the past week by the actions of fraudsters to citizens in Crimea

From 25 April to May 3, internal affairs bodies in the Republic of Crimea registered 33 the fact of fraud committed against citizens remotely: through phone calls, social networks and free classifieds sites. Episodes of criminal activity that occurred in Simferopol, Kerch, Belogorsk and Leninsky districts related to the sale of things via the Internet were included in the police report, the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea reported.

Crimeans posted their ads on the website for the sale of automotive, household appliances and food products. However, attackers disguised as buyers, using fraudulent schemes, deducted from the accounts of sellers from thousand to 140 thousand rubles.

The victim of an Internet fraudster was a resident of the Belogorsky district, who, trying to buy building materials, transferred more than 105 thousand rubles to the attacker’s card. Similar cases were registered in Kerch and Leninsky district.

A resident of Feodosia got into a fraudulent scheme in the banking sector. Under the pretext of processing and issuing a loan, the swindler took possession of the victim’s money in the amount of more than 320 thousand rubles. The applicant, using the personal account of the bank, transferred money from his account to the card of an unknown person.

The operational summary included an episode of criminal activity registered in Simferopol. The attacker called the victim on the phone, introduced himself as an employee of the bank’s security department and, under the pretext of delivering a loan agreement by the collection service, took possession of the amount of more than 105 thousand rubles.

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Residents of Yalta, Feodosia and Bakhchisaray addressed the police with similar statements.

The police urge citizens not to transfer money in advance to strangers, not to transfer their personal data and bank card details to unverified people.

When ordering goods on the ad site, use cash on delivery, transfer money after receiving the contract or services. It should be remembered that bank employees never ask the client for card details. If this happens, contact your bank, whose contact numbers are always on the back of the card.

Do not, under any circumstances, tell anyone the three-digit code on the back of the card at the same time as the password that comes to you in an SMS message. Never write the PIN code of the card on the surface of the bank card itself.

If you have become a victim of scammers, immediately report this to the police. It’s no secret that solving crimes in hot pursuit is always easier! Police phone number — 25, — police officers gave recommendations.

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