Czestochowa. 26 people were deceived in the amount of 200,000 PLN on the Internet in a few days

In the past few days, Chestochova and 26 residents around her have been victims of Internet fraud, police warn. Among those whose deposits were stolen was a man who thought he had bought shares in an oil company. A resident of Częstochowa saw an ad on social media, sent an email with a question, received a link, clicked. During the shopping, thieves installed a program on his computer and stole all his money.

In the last few days, 26 people have been victims of Internet fraud in Chestochova. The thieves took 200,000 zlotys from them.

TVN24 journalists talked to one of the men who lost 80,000 PLN. He refused to show his face. As he explains, scary. – I am afraid of these scammers and people’s views. I’m ashamed, he admitted, even though he was a victim.

He wanted to buy shares in the oil company

Our interlocutor found an offer on Facebook to sell shares in the Polish fuel concern. This seemed convincing to him – there were familiar faces of the company’s president and the prime minister of the Polish government. He responded to the contact request by e-mail and gave his phone number. He said the thieves called, gave him a link, clicked on him and told him to enter. He did as they were told, and so they went into his computer and installed AnyDesk. After a resident of Chestokhova was convinced that he had bought shares, the thieves stole all his deposits from his account.

“I clicked on this link because I was sure I had talked to the company’s consultants,” he said. He is convinced that the woman he spoke to called him twice more and persuaded him to make additional investments. – These people, who have no smile, will rob you and will not look at you so much, poor, rich. They took everything from me. I have heard of others doing the same thing. I have little hope that I will get my money back. Now I am afraid to make money transfers via the Internet – says a deceived resident of Częstochowa.

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They demanded 4.5 thousand PLN for the BLIK code

Częstochowa police warn against messages of people imitating our friends on social networks, which aim to force the BLIK code created by the banking application. Over the past ten or several days, Chestochova police have registered seven cases of fraud under the BLIK code. People who sent the BLIK code created using the popular messenger lost a total of almost 4.5 thousand PLN. – Do not pass information without knowing who your interlocutor really is – warn the police.

Scammers use popular advertising portals to extort personal information, login information, payment card information and finally money. Thus, in a few days, the criminals deceived 11 people from the Chestochov police station and earned almost 32,000 zlotys.

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Fake ads on social networks

The way to extort money is fake advertisements on popular social networks – this is what happened to our interlocutor. Criminals illegally use the names, trademarks, and even the image of company representatives or government agencies to validate their proposals.

“Such investments made by individual investors can be made only through licensed brokerage houses and brokerage banks, the full list of which can be found on the website of the Polish Financial Supervision Agency, and then make a transfer to the bank account. is gaining access, “he warned police.

They pretend to be phone numbers – for example, bank advisers

Police recommend that criminals can imitate any phone number shown to the caller – both mobile and landline. In this way, fraudsters present themselves as bank advisers, among others. A resident of Chestochova, who was sure of the number on his phone, made sure that he was talking to the bank’s hotline. The fake bank adviser informed his interlocutor about the claim that his bank account had been hacked and that prompt action had been taken to prevent the thieves. During the conversation, he demanded login information from an uninformed interlocutor, then generated a BLIK code and stole 3,500 PLN.

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Częstochowa police: – We can never be sure who is on the other side of the phone. If someone calls us and asks us to provide information under the pretext of identification, do not provide them. Each time before submitting our information, copying or installing any software, let’s cut off communication with the interlocutor and dial the correct number to a certain organization, make sure that we are not dealing with fraudsters.

One method for one grandchild – three cheated

The most popular source of income for criminals is the “granddaughter” method of deception. Recently, two women, aged 83 and 81, and an 80-year-old man from Chestochova were the victims of the crime and lost about 125,000 PLN. A criminal who claimed to be a family member of Częstochowa residents called the city phone – in one case for a grandson, in another for a nephew, and in another for a daughter.

During the interview, he said that he was in a difficult situation and needed a lot of money to pay for the accident. While trying to find out why the person who claimed to be the closest person changed his voice, the phone was confiscated from another criminal who successfully persuaded the victim and demanded money by presenting the phone as a police officer.

– The police never call a citizen and do not ask for money – remind the officers from Chestochowa.

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