Crimean News
News of Crimea - The latest news of Crimea today. Events and incidents, economics and finance, sports, science, culture, resorts, society and politics in Crimea. Crimean news for the last day. Sevastopol News

Sevastopol police warns: when shopping online, beware of scammers

CrimeaPRESS reports:

The police of Sevastopol note: making purchases using Internet services in our time is considered the most convenient way to purchase goods. However, due to the fact that not all online sellers act in good faith, cases of remote fraud continue to be periodically recorded in Sevastopol.

Recently, a 43-year-old local resident contacted the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Leninsky District. The man told law enforcement officers that, wanting to purchase components for the car, he found on one Internet site an advertisement for the sale of spare parts of interest to him. After communicating on the Internet site with the alleged seller, the victim transferred money to him in the amount of more than 55 thousand rubles as payment, but he never received the ordered goods. The victim knew about such types of fraud, but relying on the decency of a stranger, he became a victim of a crime , the details of one of the scams related to remote fraud were announced in the press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Sevastopol.

Currently, employees of the internal affairs bodies have initiated a criminal case on this fact and are taking all necessary measures aimed at identifying and searching for the offender.

To prevent similar crimes, the police of Sevastopol recommends to take precautionary measures when making online purchases. When purchasing goods through online platforms, use services to protect transactions. 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. When communicating on any Internet resource or in a telephone conversation, in no case provide the 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 switching to third-party messengers and applications. Given that remote scammers most often post a non-existent mobile phone number in several private ads at once, we recommend contacting the seller before buying. If the subscriber is outside the network coverage area for a long time, then this should arouse suspicion. The sale of expensive property at a low price, as well as the requirement to make an advance payment for a large amount, should also alert you. If possible, agree to pay for the purchase after the goods are delivered to you, when you can be sure of their proper quality and quantity.

Find out more:  Threatened his wife - answer according to the article of the Criminal Code. Case in Sevastopol

When making purchases 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.

source: press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Sevastopol (based on the materials of the legal adviser of the legal group of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Leninsky district Dmitry Obelov)

Comments are closed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy