Ukraine's police revealed new SIM card fraud scheme

Source : 112 Ukraine

Money was written off from a victim’s card in Ternopil region, western Ukraine
13:08, 29 February 2020

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Fraudsters call their victims as representatives of the operator and ask for the last three numbers they called; then, they use these numbers to make new SIM cards. With their help they write off the money from bank cards, as the press service of the police of  Ternopil region reported.

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A resident of Ternopil became the victim of such scammers. According to her, an unknown woman called her and called herself a representative of the network operator. 

In order not to lose the SIM card, she asked the woman to dictate the last three numbers to which she called, and the last three from which she received calls. The woman ended the conversation, and after a while the SIM card was blocked.

For some time, the woman was convinced that the inconvenience arose due to repair works. But after a while, I went to the service center of the mobile operator and found out that the card was blocked and a duplicate was made on it. In addition, almost $600 were withdrawn from her bank credit card.

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A woman reported the incident to the police. The fraudster is now on the wanted list.

As we reported before, the national police has classified information about the investigation of the criminal proceedings on the murder of journalist Pavlo Sheremet.

"During the pre-trial investigation in order to ensure a complete and impartial investigation so that everyone who has committed a criminal offense is held accountable to the best of his guilt, the necessary investigative actions are being conducted," - the department said.


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