In Crimea, over the past week, 70 citizens fell for the tricks of scammers and lost more than 8 million rubles
In Crimea, from May 15 to May 21, police registered 70 reports of committed remote fraud. The attackers managed to get rich at the expense of gullible citizens for 8 million 281 thousand 159 rubles.
INTERNET SITES, MESSENGERS, SOCIAL NETWORKS.
35 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 3 million 627 thousand rubles— reported in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.
In Feodosia, a local resident told the police that on the website of one of the banks she deposited funds in the amount of 1 million 565 thousand rubles in order to make a profit from investing. However, very soon the woman discovered that the money had not been received on the transferred account. When a resident of Feodosia realized that she had landed on a bank’s double site and transferred all her savings to fraudulent accounts, she hurried to get help from the police.
A resident of one of the villages of the Simferopol region on the Internet saw an ad from one of the organizations that offered earnings by investing in cryptocurrency. The woman made money transfers totaling 431,000 rubles in several transactions. After the applicant suspected fraud and realized that no one would return the money to her, she wrote a statement to the police.
A resident of Kerch transferred 210 thousand rubles to the account of scammers. As the applicant explained to the police, on one of the sites for free ads, she looked to buy real estate. Turning to the seller and specifying all the nuances, the woman transferred the money as a deposit for the house. However, after the money was debited from her couple, the ad was removed from the site, and no one got in touch with the buyer.
A resident of Yalta transferred about 49,000 rubles to an unknown person’s account. The woman sought the help of the police and reported the fraudulent scheme through an Internet site. As it turned out, the applicant decided to buy her child a ticket to the camp, but fell into the trick of a scammer.
Over the past week, 29 such crimes involving phone calls have been registered. People, believing in the plausible stories of scammers, gave them 4 million 388 thousand rubles. – noted in the Crimean police.
Phone scammers deceive Crimeans, convincing them that their relative is in trouble. Being under psychological pressure, people are ready to give large sums of money to strangers, without even being convinced of the reality of the stories told. After that, a courier is sent to them, who takes the money and transfers it to the organizer’s bank account.
The Crimean police registered 2 statements received from residents of Simferopol and Feodosia about fraud in a similar way. The applicants received phone calls from unknown persons who posed as law enforcement officials and told their victims that their close relatives had been involved in the accident. Having introduced people into a panic, the false policemen, under the pretext of not bringing the “guilty” relatives to criminal liability, lured out money. The total damage caused to the Crimeans under this scheme amounted to 300 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.
INSTALLING THIRD-PARTY APPS AND FOLLOWING LINKS.
265 thousand 990 rubles disappeared from the accounts of the victims after downloading third-party applications to mobile devices and by clicking on links from unknown sources (6 facts)— said the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.
A resident of Simferopol fell into a fraudulent scheme. She liked the folding chair on the ad site. The ad included a link to pay for the product. After the woman filled in the necessary information regarding the personal data of her bank card, 135 thousand rubles were debited from her account.
A resident of Simferopol on one of the sites of free ads decided to buy a pram. By clicking on the link attached to the ad to pay for the goods, he entered the details of his bank card. After all the data was entered, 15 thousand rubles were debited from the card.
The police once again remind:
Never be in a hurry to make money decisions. Remember, the safety of your funds depends only on you, and only you decide how to ensure their safety.
Be vigilant and follow the recommendations:
— 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 it 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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