In Irshava district, an Internet scammer cheated a gullible man out of 900 UAH

17 March 2014 14:07  2063917 064737
In Irshava district, an Internet scammer cheated a gullible man out of 900 UAH

The offender called the victim on a mobile phone, posing as a representative of a wedding dresses selling company. 

He said that the company was going to buy the wedding dress of the applicant's wife, which he had put for sale online the day before. He assured that he would transfer the money to his bank card, but for this he needed to insert his card into an ATM and execute a certain transaction.

The victim went to the ATM, performed the transaction, according to the stranger's instruction, and as a result, the funds in the amount of 927 UAH disappeared from his bank account...

The man, realizing that he had been deceived, appealed to Irshava district police department.

The scammer is wanted, this incident is qualified under Part 1 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (fraud).

Meanwhile, law enforcement officers once again appeal to citizens to be careful and not to trust telephone fraudsters, whoever they might say they are and whatever they might offer.

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