Fraudsters cheated a resident of Mukachevo out of 24 thousand hryvnia

23 February 2015 08:53  3792439 093416
Fraudsters cheated a resident of Mukachevo out of 24 thousand hryvnia

A 51-year-old resident of Mukachevo trasferred 24,000 UAH to a telephone scammer to "save" her son from prosecution. And only after that, she realized that she had been cheated...
About 17 o'clock, a man called the victim from a hidden phone number and introduced himself as a police investigating officer. The unknown man said that the woman's son had been arrested for causing bodily harm to another person. To help the victim and to avoid criminal liability, the woman had to transfer 24 thousand hryvnia to the specified account number.
The frightened woman immediately fulfilled the request of the fake investigator, and only an hour later called her son. After talking with him, she realized that she had been cheated by scammers...
- It is not the first similar case - the deputy chief of Mukachevo city police Valeriy Horvat warns. - The police officers never act in this way, and if a person is detained on suspicion of having committed an offense, their relatives are immediately notified. Transferring of money to any account is out of the question.
To avoid becoming the next victim of fraud, the police warn citizens to be more prudent and careful. 

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