In Sevastopol — the next victims of remote scammers. Almost half a million was given to scammers
In Sevastopol in recent days, two women aged 36 and 70, as well as a 54-year-old man, have suffered from the illegal activities of malefactors. The total amount of material damage caused by him amounted to almost half a million rubles.
It was established that during the day all the victims received calls on mobile phones, including using instant messengers, from unknown persons who introduced themselves as law enforcement officers and the security services of commercial banks. Under the pretext of supposedly protecting money, the swindlers persuaded Sevastopol residents to transfer their savings to accounts dictated by them, and in one case, to report the received SMS passwords. Frightened for the safety of their money, the victims followed all the instructions of the scammers and lost their savings— reports the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Sevastopol.
The Sevastopol police once again reminds citizens: law enforcement officers or bank employees never call customers, including using instant messengers, to warn them about problems with their bank account, never convince them to transfer money to any settlement accounts and do not demand provide passwords and SMS codes. Such requirements are put forward only by remote scammers.
Dear citizens! It should be borne in mind that fraudsters are somewhat familiar with banking and law enforcement terminology, and may also be aware of the personal data of their potential victims. In order not to become a victim of scammers, when you receive such calls, you should immediately stop talking and report the incident to the police at 102— emphasized in the Sevastopol police.
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