In Beregovo district, a woman gave a pseudo-policeman 11 thousands to "save" her son
The police appeal to residents and visitors of Beregovo district asking to be careful in order not to become victims of telephone scams.
The most common fraud schemes, residents of Beregovo district suffer from, are calls about relative in distress. The caller poses as a law enforcement officer and demands money to "save" the relative from prison. They ask to transfer the money to the bank account...
This is how a resident of Beregovo, in order to save her son from prison for alleged drug sales, trasferred to the swindler's account 11,000 UAH. Another one, "saving" the son from liability for inflicting bodily injury, lost two thousand hryvnias.
Most victims are elderly people, who are more vulnerable and gullible.
Often scammers pose as bank employees. They try to find out sensitive data and data of bank cards and accounts by calling on mobile or landline phone numbers and taking advantage of trusting citizens to obtain all the necessary information. In such cases, it should be remembered that the bank never asks clients, especially by telephone, bank card number, expiration date, PIN and passwords. Therefore, if an unknown calls and tries to find out this information, be sure that it is an attempt of fraud.
Often scammers use the Internet. Thus a gullible resident of Beregovo, intending to rent out an apartment, lost more than 7,000 UAH. He received a call from a stranger, who introduced himself as a resident of another region, and asked the victim to tell his bank account number allegedly to transfer the rent. The next day, the men found out that all the money was gone from the account...
12 April 2013 12:05