In Alushta, the police told the townspeople how not to fall for the «bait» of scammers. Everybody deserves to listen
The district police officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Alushta visited the locations of ATMs in the city of Alushta in order to raise public awareness of crimes in the field of computer information, telephone and bank fraud, as well as inform about effective ways to protect against online fraudsters.
Residents of the city were given leaflets with all the necessary information, including about current fraud schemes, priority actions in case fraudulent actions were committed against a person, and they were once again reminded of the basic safety rules. The police paid special attention to elderly citizens, because it is gullible pensioners who are most often deceived by scammers, defrauding them of their savings. They were warned about telephone scammers who pretend to be employees of banks, law enforcement agencies and report that unauthorized actions are being carried out with the victim’s account, in connection with which it is necessary to transfer money to a safe account. Also, scammers often mislead citizens by informing that their relative has become a participant in an accident, offering to settle the issue for money. Police officers urged citizens not to answer calls from unknown numbers— noted in the press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Crimea.
Alushta residents got acquainted with preventive information. Some spoke about having encountered phone scammers, others gave examples of acquaintances and relatives who also received calls with false messages. In general, it is worth noting that most residents have heard about current fraud schemes and avoid telephone conversations with unknown persons.
The police once again reminds you of the main recommendations that can protect you from the actions of online scammers:
- do not give your bank card to unauthorized persons;
- do not disclose your bank card details and PIN code to anyone;
- do not provide any SMS codes, even to a bank employee;
- do not confirm transactions that you did not perform;
- do not trust 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 received through messengers from third-party sources;
- do not install applications on your mobile phones that you hear about for the first time or do not have detailed information about how they work;
- do not agree to an advance payment when buying or selling property through free Internet portals;
- do not follow the instructions of unknown citizens who are trying to convince you of getting «easy» money quickly. No one is interested in enriching you for free.
If you have become a victim of scammers, contact the nearest police station as soon as possible with a written statement or call the single number 102.
source: press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Crimea