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In Sevastopol, a 49-year-old woman gave almost two hundred thousand rubles to swindlers

CrimeaPRESS reports:

Sevastopol police warns: beware of phone scammers!

Cases of remote fraud continue to be registered in Sevastopol, when attackers make phone calls to citizens and, posing as law enforcement officers or bank employees, under the pretext of protecting the savings in the victim’s bank account, convince them to transfer funds to the details they specified.

Criminals have sufficient knowledge of banking and law enforcement terminology and often have some information about a potential victim (for example, they address by name, patronymic, know about the region of residence, etc.). Wanting to evoke a feeling of fear, in some cases, scammers may start a conversation with accusations of failure to appear for interrogation by the investigator, reports of an allegedly initiated criminal case, or putting your loved ones on the wanted list for a crime. It should be noted that the victims of these crimes are not only elderly people.— told the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Sevastopol.

A 49-year-old local resident who suffered from this fraudulent scheme turned to the police. The police found that the woman received a call from a stranger who pretended to be a law enforcement officer and reported unauthorized actions with the funds in her account. Allegedly to prevent money being written off, the false law enforcement officer convinced the victim to proceed to bank terminals and transfer 195 thousand rubles to the account controlled by swindlers in several transactions. The victim knew about this type of fraud, but caught off guard by an unexpected call from a fraudster, she complied with his requirements.

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On this fact, employees of the internal affairs bodies initiated a criminal case under part 2 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Fraud”) and all necessary measures are being taken to solve this crime.

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