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Over the past week, more than two dozen facts of remote fraud were revealed in Crimea

CrimeaPRESS reports:

Following the results of the past week in Crimea, the police received 22 applications from citizens who became victims of remote fraud. The total amount of damage caused to all victims amounted to more than 1 million rubles.

About half of the registered facts of remote fraud is associated with the use of various social networks, instant messengers and free classifieds sites for criminal purposes. In all cases, the victims either gave details of their cards to allegedly credit payment for the goods being sold, or transferred money to the sellers in advance , the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea reports.

In Simferopol, an attacker, under the pretext of selling 30 chairs, took over more than 150 thousand rubles through an advertisement website, which the buyer transferred to the fraudster’s card.

Similar crimes related to the sale of equipment and auto parts have been registered in Alushta and the Simferopol region.

The fraudsters also introduced themselves over the phone as employees of banking institutions and asked citizens for confidential information in order to manipulate bank accounts. In one of the cases, the attacker, under the pretext of obtaining a loan, took possession of the victim’s funds: the applicant, using the bank’s personal account, transferred money from his account to the fraudster’s card for more than 22 thousand rubles.

Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea call on citizens:

Do not under any circumstances tell anyone the full details of your card, especially the three digits on its reverse side in combination with the code that comes in the SMS message from the bank. Do not trust information from strangers about blocking your card, as well as their offers to transfer funds to a supposedly reserve bank account. Hang up! And call the police at a single number «102» and know that they will definitely help you!

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