Gullible Uzhgorod residents gave telephone fraudsters more than 11,000 UAH
The offenders posing as police officers demanded money from unsuspecting mothers allegedly for exemption of their sons from liability for committed crimes. As a result, one woman transferred the swindler 8,000 UAH, the other one - 3,100 UAH.
Last weekend, two local residents, who had suffered from telephone scams, appealed to Uzhgorod city police.
A 47-year-old Uzhgorod resident received a call on the cell phone from a hidden number. In the telephone conversation, the scammer said that her son was in the police station. In order to settle the case, she had to transfer 12,000 UAH to the specified account.
The woman did not have that much money, she only had 3,100 UAH, that she transferred to the account of the offender. Only after that, the mother thought of calling her son. He was surprised with the story and said that he was all right and had no problems. Then the victim appealed to the police.
The second victim of a telephone scammer was a 62-year-old resident of Uzhgorod. The scammer said that woman's son had been detained and faces imprisonment. To have him released, she had to immediately transfer 10,000 UAH on the specified account number.
The victim had scraped 8,000 UAH and sent it to the specified account. Later, she got to know that her son was on the construction and he was all right.
The police once again urges citizens to be careful, not to believe fraudsters, whoever they say they are.