A resident of Gorzów Wielkopolski put up shoes for sale on one of the advertising portals. Someone offered to transfer her via the website to which he sent the link. The woman provided her payment card details and thus gave access to her money. Over 50,000 zlotys have disappeared from her account.
A woman reported to the Gorzów headquarters on Monday afternoon. She told the police how she had been deceived.
On one of the advertising portals, the injured person put up the shoes for sale. The merchant responded via the messenger, who offered to pay via the website and immediately sent the link to it. – It seemed so reliable that the seller decided to open it. To receive the money, the woman entered her payment card details, and for the alleged precise verification also a pin. This, unfortunately, caused criminals to gain access to her money. After a while, the woman looked at her account from which someone was making transfers. In total, more than 50,000 zlotys have disappeared from the account – informs Grzegorz Jaroszewicz, spokesman for the Gorzów police.
The woman blocked her account and after a few hours went to the police. When the officers heard her account, they went to the bank and tried to block the transfers there. Unfortunately, it was too late. Now a police team is trying to track down the impostor. Jaroszewicz admits that this is another case of this type reported in the last few months.
– We are concerned by the fact that people are constantly cheated in this way and click on the links they send. I think it is necessary to broaden the knowledge about internet payments and internet security – says the spokesman.
Police officers remind you not to provide access data to your accounts or cards. When waiting for the transfer, you do not need to know the pin or the three-digit code on the back of the card. Pay attention to the payment links provided, which are only apparently credible. Previous reports show that they contain or add dots, numbers or words in foreign languages to convince us that we are entering the website of the advertising portal. Graphically, the page may look original. If in doubt, ask other people if they have used similar payments and what they looked like. This can save your savings in your account.
Police of Gorzów Wielkopolski
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