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From May 20 to May 26, 53 citizens became victims of remote scammers in Crimea

From May 20 to May 26, 53 citizens became victims of remote scammers in Crimea

CrimeaPRESS reports:

Despite awareness of the facts and methods of cyber fraud in Crimea, crimes against citizens continue to be registered remotely — through calls, the Internet, installing malicious applications and clicking on links.

CALLS.

35 citizens who suffered from the actions of telephone scammers contacted the police.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea reminds:

Do not give your banking information (card number, CVV code, PIN code) to strangers. Only scammers ask for it. Don’t settle for questionable earnings. Double-check the information carefully.

A resident of Feodosia contacted the police with a statement and said that the phone received a call from an unknown person who introduced himself as Gennady. Under the pretext of prepayment for a plot of land, the sale of which the applicant had previously posted on an online free classifieds service, the fraudster took possession of the funds after the applicant provided his bank card number.

An unknown person called a resident of Kerch and offered to invest on the bank’s stock exchange. To allegedly activate a personal account, funds were required, which the applicant transferred using the specified details, but later realized that they were scammers.

A resident of the Simferopol district told police that an unknown person called her son. Under the pretext of selling a game character in the game, by deception, gaining the trust of a teenager, the fraudster took possession of the funds.

18 of the specified number of CALLS were made through instant messengers, including using the logo of one of the leading banks in Crimea.

An unknown person called a resident of the Razdolnensky district in the Telegram messenger and introduced himself as an employee of the State Services portal. Under the pretext of saving money, he offered to provide codes from SMS. As a result, funds were debited from the woman’s bank account.

A resident of Yalta told police that an unknown person called her on the Telegram messenger and introduced himself as a law enforcement officer. Under the pretext of assisting in the capture of criminals, after misleading the applicant, the fraudster took possession of the woman’s funds.

A resident of Yevpatoria filed a fraud complaint with the police. An unknown person called him via WhatsApp messenger and introduced himself as bank employees. Under the pretext of stopping suspicious transactions, the fraudster convinced the man to transfer funds to a supposedly safe account. Later, the applicant realized that he did not have access to the new account.

Did you hear these words on the phone?

– “someone is applying for a loan for you right now”;
– “you need to get ahead of the scammers and hide your funds in a safe account”;
– “an investigator/interrogator/bailiff/FSB operative is calling you”;
– “a criminal case has been opened against you…”;
– “You need to update your personal data…”.

Hang up. These are scammers!

INTERNET SITES, SOCIAL NETWORKS, MESSENGERS.

13 citizens fell for the tricks of scammers who use social networks, instant messengers and Internet sites.

Remember, you need to be very careful on the Internet. You should not trust strangers offering easy or quick money. If an acquaintance writes to you asking for a loan of money, you should call him back personally and make sure that his account has not been hacked by unknown people. When purchasing an item or service, make sure that they are not scammers — pay for the goods after receiving them, buy only from a trusted person who you or someone you know previously boughtnoted the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea.

A resident of Yalta filed a fraud complaint with the police. The woman reported that an unknown person, using the Telegram messenger, under the pretext of making money on the site of one of the marketplaces, took possession of the funds.

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A resident of Simferopol told the police that, using the trading platform, under the pretext of an application to participate in an auction for the purchase of an apartment, she transferred funds using the specified details to the company’s account. No one else contacts the woman.
An unknown person, using correspondence on a social network, under the pretext of selling 8 kg of wax to a resident of Simferopol, took possession of the woman’s funds.

INSTALLING THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS AND FOLLOWING LINKS.

5 citizens fell for the tricks of scammers — they followed links from an unknown source and installed malicious applications.

A resident of Yalta contacted the police and said that money had been debited from her account after she clicked on a link on a social network, presumably from a store, where she indicated her personal and banking information.

An unknown person, using the trading platform, under the pretext of buying a school backpack from a resident of Simferopol, invited the woman to follow the link. After which the applicant discovered that funds had been written off from the account.

Crimean police remind you to avoid becoming a victim of scammers, you need to know the following:

– employees of any bank never ask for your card details (card number, expiration date, secret code on the back of the card), since they have your data;
– never tell anyone your passwords or secret codes that you receive in an SMS message from the bank; remember that only scammers ask for secret passwords that come to you in an SMS message from the bank;
– it is better to avoid telephone conversations with suspicious people who introduce themselves as employees of the bank or law enforcement agencies, do not be afraid to interrupt the conversation, just hang up;
– do not make an advance payment for goods or promised payment (service), make payment only upon their actual receipt;
– never transfer funds if your friend on a social network asks you to do so, perhaps scammers have hacked your account, first contact this person and find out if he is really asking you for money;
– on the Internet, do not follow links to unknown sites, you need to pay attention to the address bar of the site, the name of the site, whether there are any additional characters or names in the address bar, whether the site is located in the “ru” domain zone.

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