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In a week, Crimeans voluntarily gave almost ten million rubles to scammers

CrimeaPRESS reports:

In Crimea, over the past week, 68 citizens fell for the tricks of scammers, losing more than 9.5 million rubles. This was reported to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea. Interestingly, information about all the «schemes», special cases, instructive stories, warnings sound «from all irons», but still there are naive and gullible Crimeans who «peck» at the tricks of intruders.


Over the past week, 30 such crimes involving phone calls have been registered. People, believing in the plausible stories of scammers, gave them 6 million 182 thousand rubles, — the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea reported.

The largest damage was caused to a resident of one of the villages of the Leninsky district. Answering a call on a mobile phone, an unknown person introduced himself to the applicant as a law enforcement officer. Then he told the man that the fraudster had issued a loan in his name. To repay it, it is urgent to issue another loan and transfer it to settlement accounts, which allegedly will help close the debt to the bank, issued by the fraudster. As a result, the man transferred money in several transactions in the total amount of 3 million 200 thousand rubles.

The police of Alushta, Kerch and the Nizhnegorsk region received similar statements from local residents. All the applicants told the police that they had been victims of phone scams. Police officers found out that the unknown persons presented themselves as employees of the bank and law enforcement agencies, after which they told the victims that their accounts were at risk of being attacked by fraudsters. At the same time, there is a way out of the situation. It was to make the victims believe that their money could be saved if they were transferred to supposedly safe, so-called «reserve» accounts. In total, the applicants lost 286 thousand rubles.

Also, the tricks of scammers come across citizens who are called by unknown people and, using other life situations, lure large sums of money from their victims.


29 facts of fraudulent activities are associated with the use of social networks, instant messengers and Internet sites, as a result of which citizens have lost 2 million 913 thousand rubles, the Crimean police noted.

A resident of the city of Saki filed a complaint about fraud. She told the police that in a private group of one of the messengers she decided to increase her income by trading cryptocurrency through an Internet exchange. I made a transfer from my bank card in the amount of 1 million 955 thousand 717 rubles and began to expect an increase in investments. However, after some time, the woman realized that she had fallen for the trick of scammers and did not have the opportunity to return the money already invested.

A resident of one of the villages of the Dzhankoy district turned to the police with a statement that in one of the messengers she received a message from her son’s page, in which he asked her to provide financial assistance. The woman could not refuse the «relative» and reported the personal data of her bank card, as well as the confirmation codes that she received on her mobile phone. As a result of such actions, more than 86 thousand rubles were debited from the woman’s card. As it turned out later, her son’s page was hacked by an unknown person.

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Yalta received applications from two residents of the Trans-Baikal Territory. The 43-year-old and 35-year-old applicants indicated that they intended to purchase children’s clothing and accessories from a private social network group. Each made a money transfer in the amount of more than 3 thousand rubles, however, none of the customers waited for their goods, and after a while the owner of the group completely stopped contacting them.


648 thousand 770 rubles disappeared from the accounts of the victims after downloading third-party applications to mobile devices and by clicking on links from unknown sources (9 facts), the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea said.

Two elderly residents of Feodosia and a resident of the Dzhankoy district fell into the fraudulent scheme. A 73-year-old, a 69-year-old and a 63-year-old local woman contacted the police department for help and said they had installed a third-party app on their smartphones. As it turned out, the women received SMS messages on the phone, in which the unknown person presented himself as an employee of the banking sector. After that, women were offered to download a third-party application to their smartphone by clicking on the link attached in the message, assuring them that they would thus save their savings from criminal encroachments. As a result, more than 365,000 rubles were debited from the applicants’ accounts.

Also, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia «Saksky» received a statement from a resident of the city of Surgut about fraudulent activities. The applicant told the police that in one of the messengers, the unknown person introduced himself as a bank employee. Having offered the man to help protect his savings, which were stored in a bank account, the unknown person persuaded him to install a third-party application on his smartphone. After that, money in the amount of 90 thousand rubles was debited from the applicant’s account.

The police once again remind:

— do not give your bank card to unauthorized persons;

— do not tell anyone the details of your bank card and its PIN code;

— do not provide any SMS codes, even to a bank employee;

— do not confirm transactions that you did not perform;

— do not believe people who introduce themselves as law enforcement officers and banking employees who report that any transactions are being made momentarily with your money account;

— do not follow links unknown to you that came to you through instant messengers from third-party sources;

— do not install on your mobile phones applications that you hear about for the first time or do not have detailed information about how they work;

— do not agree to prepayment when buying or selling property through free Internet portals;

— do not follow the instructions of unknown citizens who are trying to convince you to quickly receive «easy» money — no one is interested in enriching you for free.

If you have become a victim of scammers, immediately report this to the police at a single number 102 or apply in writing to any nearest police station, or through the official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Crimea.

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