Yakutsk pensioner transferred 1,4 million rubles to fraudsters
Yakutia 24 TV channel: 64-year-old resident of the republic capital became the of distance fraudsters. She lost more than 1,4 million rubles.
“An unknown person called the victim’s number and introduced himself as a bank employee; a man turned to her by name and patronymic. He explained that the woman’s account recorded suspicious funds write-offs. The victim denied the availability of purchases,” says the Yakut Regional MIA.
The pensioner explained that the fraudster asked to give him the codes that will be sent to her phone from the number “900”, which she fulfilled. The fraudsters drew 20 thousand rubles, and then another 10 thousand from the victim’s account. The next day, the bank unilaterally blocked the pensioner’s account.
“Then she got the call again. The unknown said she had to withdraw all available savings from the bank. The victim again believed and cashed all her savings in excess of one million rubles. Having withdrawn the money, she called them and, according to their instructions, transferred a million to the accounts of unknown persons through an ATM,” reports the MIA.
According to police, a week later the bank reissued the woman a card, which she reported to scammers. After that, the victim again transferred 190, 200 and 19 thousand rubles, respectively, to the accounts that the bank’s false employees had told her. In total, the woman transferred over 1,4 million rubles to the attackers.