A 23-year-old resident of the regional capital transferred his savings to the attackers, and also took out a loan – she also sent this money to a supposedly safe account
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How reports press service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, a 23-year-old resident of the district contacted the duty station last week.
He said that he received a call from an unknown person who introduced himself as a police officer. The caller warned: someone wants to steal the money of a Naryanmar resident and take out a loan for him.
Then a call came from an alleged bank employee, as well as from a security specialist. They confirmed the previously stated information and said that now the citizen needs to withdraw all the money and transfer it to a secure account.
The young man transferred 141 thousand rubles to the account that the attackers sent him via messenger.
Next, the victim allegedly received a call from a bank loan specialist and said that the scammers had issued a loan in his name. To solve this problem, you need to take out a loan yourself, pay off the existing debt, and the Central Bank will reimburse the entire amount.
So, the victim took out a loan in the amount of about 160 thousand rubles and transferred the money received to the accounts of the scammers.
Then a security officer stepped in and said that it was necessary to check the accounts of close relatives.
The townsman began calling his relatives. They said that he had become a victim of scammers.
Once again, police officers inform residents of the district: bank employees and representatives of law enforcement agencies do not call citizens asking for bank card information and transferring money to secure accounts. The bank will independently block the suspicious transaction, and to further resolve the issue you will be invited to the office of the financial institution for face-to-face communication with a specialist.
Typically, attackers use number spoofing technology to deceive. How it works and what to do to ensure the authenticity of the call, NAO24 told here.