In Sevastopol, a 17-year-old young man turned to the police. He told law enforcement officers that he received a message on the social network from a friend’s page with a request to urgently borrow money. The young man transferred money (more than thousand rubles) to the account indicated in the e-mail. Alas… the money was not sent to a friend. Remote scammers acted under the guise of a friend, hacking his page.
In order to avoid similar crimes, the Sevastopol police recommends that you remain vigilant in the event of receipt of such letters. In such a situation, you should call back the friend from whom this message was received and make sure that it is he who is contacting you. Also, in the course of electronic correspondence, you can ask a number of clarifying questions, the answers to which are known only to the owner of the account , — reported in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Sevastopol.
Not only young people are deceived on the Web.
In another case, a 69-year-old Sevastopol resident became a victim of swindlers. On one of the sites, a man found an ad offering the manufacture and delivery of a residential change house. As payment, the citizen transferred money to the prospective seller in the amount of almost 100 thousand rubles, but he never received the ordered goods.
In order not to become a victim of remote fraud, it is recommended to take precautionary measures when making online purchases, using services to protect transactions within the platforms. In this case, when paying for goods with delivery, the money is reserved in a safe account until the package is delivered. After confirming the quality of the goods by the buyer, the funds are transferred to the seller. To avoid possible dishonest actions of the seller, do not immediately place an order for a large amount.
When communicating on any Internet resource or in a telephone conversation, in no case do not provide codes from SMS and the CVV code of a bank card, no matter under what pretext you are asked to do so. It is recommended to communicate with the seller only on the official site. To discuss the order of goods, you should choose to communicate in chats within the platform, without going to third-party messengers and applications , the police advise.
When purchasing goods remotely, it is recommended to enter into legal relations with online stores that have been operating for a long period of time, enjoying a good business reputation, about which there are positive reviews from your relatives and friends.
If you have suffered from a crime, then you must immediately contact the nearest territorial unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia or report it by phone 102.