The police advise: do not believe the caller!

5 April 2015 10:23  6196025 097024
The police advise: do not believe the caller!

A 69-year-old resident of Uzhgorod filed a statement with the city police. The pensioner told that an unknown man had called on her cell phone, introduced himself as her son and handed the phone supposedly to an investigator. In the conversation with the woman, the pseudoinvestigator reported that her son had been detained and was kept at the police station. However, the stranger did not specify either the police station or the region.

Fortunately, the retiree did not believe the fraudster and just hung up, without listening the rest of the made up story allegedly about her son.

- Dear citizens! Do not respond to such calls from strangers. Do not trust the information provided by strangers on a cell phone. Pay attention to the phone number which you are called from. Always check the information, ask many questions and put down the information about the person who is calling you - the Acting Head of Uzhgorod city police Lt. Col. Roman Stefanyshyn said.

Uzhgorod police once again advise in such cases to call 102 and act upon the instructions of the duty officers. And also to immediately contact your family members and ask about their location. Thus you will either protect yourself from fraud, or, if the extortionist is really a police officer, help clean our ranks from random people.

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