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In Crimea, over the past week, 70 citizens gave more than 12 million rubles to scammers

CrimeaPRESS reports:

From April 24 to April 30, 70 reports of committed remote frauds were registered in Crimea. The attackers managed to get rich at the expense of gullible citizens for 12 million 375 thousand 900 rubles. Methods of online fraud are not original, but, alas, they are still “effective”.


Most remote scams involve phone calls from spoof numbers. Attackers pose as employees of banks or law enforcement agencies. During the week, 37 cases of online fraud were registered — crimes using phone calls. People, believing in the plausible stories of scammers, gave them almost 7.5 million rubles.

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 7 statements of fraud in a similar way. All the applicants received phone calls from unknown persons who posed as law enforcement officers 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 1 million 400 thousand rubles.— said the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.

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.

Crimeans received calls on their mobile phones from unknown people who presented themselves as bank employees and reported that attackers were trying to hack their bank accounts. Assuring their opponents that they have the opportunity to save their savings, they persuaded them to transfer money to “reserve” accounts, as a result of which the Crimeans suffered damage in the total amount of more than 6 million rubles.


24 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 more than 2.5 million rubles— noted in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.

A resident of Yalta fell for a scammer when buying building materials through a free classifieds website. The applicant explained to the police that he had transferred from his card to the seller almost 79 thousand rubles for the goods. After the money was debited from his account, communication with the seller was abruptly interrupted, and the ad was removed from the site.

A resident of Yalta turned to the police. She told the police that on one site she found an advertisement for the sale of a baby stroller. The applicant transferred 45,000 rubles for the goods to the seller. After the money was gone, communication with the seller was interrupted.

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2 million 374 thousand 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 police said

A resident of Yalta decided to multiply his savings by earning on exchange rates. To do this, he downloaded a third-party application to his smartphone, through which he carried out money transfers. Within a month, the man transferred money to various accounts, but after a month, having earned nothing, he tried to withdraw the invested funds for a total of 1 million 322 thousand 432 rubles. Realizing that he could not return the money, he hurried for the help of the police.

A resident of one of the villages, who installed a third-party application on his mobile phone, turned to the Russian MIA for the Krasnogvardeisky district. As explained by the applicant, he received a call from an alleged representative of the bank. The “specialist” said that his bank card was blocked due to attempts to transfer money to third-party accounts. In order to unlock the card and keep all the funds stored on the account, you need to download the application to your phone and enter your personal data. After the man followed the instructions of the false bank employee, more than 720 thousand rubles were debited from his card.

The police once again reminds: you should never rush to make decisions regarding money. 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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