In Uzhgorod, a pseudo-son cheated a pensioner out of her money
A 77-year-old Uzhgorod resident became a victim of a phone fraudster. The pensioner gave 1,600 UAH to a "son" for treatment.
The pensioner appealed to Uzhgorod city police. She said that she had received a call from a "son" who said that he was in hospital because he had broken his leg, that he had to be connected to some device for which he had to pay money in the amount of 1,600 UAH.
The news of her son confused the pensioner so much that she did not pay attention to the fact that the phone number was unknown and the voice of the son was different. The loving mother ran to the nearest bank and transferred 1600 hryvnia to the account specified by the pseudo-son.
Later it turned out that the real son had not phoned the woman, did not need financial aid, but it was too late - the money was in the hands of the fraudster.
Dear citizens! If unfamiliar persons call you and say that your relatives are in trouble, do not believe them. Do not rush to transfer the money to the number of the caller, to a bank card or give the money to a person who will come for them - all that are part of the scam.
In such cases, call 102 and follow the instructions of the duty officer.Also, immediately contact your relatives and ask about their location.Thus you will protect yourself from fraud.
16 March 2017 19:27