Four Sevastopol residents transferred almost 2.8 million rubles to remote scammers
The victims of the attackers were two men and two women aged 25 to 42 years. All frauds were carried out under the pretext of protecting a bank account.
It was established that the victims received calls on their mobile phones from unknown persons who introduced themselves as law enforcement officers and security services of commercial banks, and reported that malefactors were trying to steal money from bank accounts. Allegedly to protect their savings, the scammers convinced the residents of Sevastopol to transfer their money to dictated checking accounts. So, in two of these cases, a young man and a woman transferred a total of 2.5 million rubles to pseudo-law enforcement officers. Realizing that they were victims of deception, the victims turned to the internal affairs bodies, — told the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Sevastopol.
The police of Sevastopol once again reminds citizens: law enforcement officers or bank employees never call customers to warn them about problems with their bank account and never convince them to transfer money to any checking accounts. Only scammers do this!
Dear citizens, keep in mind that attackers have some knowledge of banking and law enforcement terminology, can provide photos of supposedly their official IDs, which are actually fake, and are also aware of the personal data of their potential victims.
When you receive such calls, the only right decision is to stop talking and report the incident to the police at number 102. This is the only way you will save your money!
source: press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Sevastopol