Three women gave almost 90,000 euros to the fraudsters

Three women gave almost 90,000 euros to the fraudsters
Three women gave almost 90,000 euros to the fraudsters

Having believed the stories of strangers about the possibility of earning huge profits by investing in cryptocurrency trading, and being dazzled by the illustrations on the internet platform of how the investment profits are growing, the women entrusted the alleged investors not only with their savings, but also took out loans from banks in order to earn more. earnings would be higher.

Officers from the Property Crime Investigation Board, who are investigating these crimes, have described a scenario in which scammers are targeting people who don’t know how to invest and taking their money in order to protect residents from losing their money.

All three victims fell on the hook of scammers while browsing Facebook. When they see an ad about an opportunity to make money or a question “How much do you know about your financial situation”, they decide to inquire and click on the link. They were asked to fill out a questionnaire that required personal data. Russian speakers called the women the very next day. Those who presented themselves as managers or financial consultants told about successful investments of people, the huge profits they earned and tempted them to try by investing a small amount of money at the beginning. One of the women invested 100 euros, the others 200 euros each, and on the indicated investment platform they saw how the amount of money they invested grew in a couple of days. One of the victims was even allowed to take her original earnings. The women, who believed in the obvious, visualized possibility of enrichment and the consultants’ persuasiveness not to miss the opportunity to earn more, decided to continue investing, but none of them had the money for it.

The helpful consultants offered to take out a loan. One of them took 5,000 euros, another took 9,000 euros, and the third took 25,000 euros. Consultants set out to help women by investing this money. As a result, they installed Anydesk apps on their computers, allowing them to connect to their computer and control it remotely. Women’s computers became accessible to outsiders day and night. Women on the internet platform continued to watch the profits of the invested money grow.

The problems started when the residents wanted to take at least part of the profit. They were then directed to speak with a “financial analyst”. He explained that in order to do this, it is necessary to purchase a money legalization certificate and pay income tax.

The fees amounted to several thousand euros, so the women had to take out new loans. However, even after paying the taxes, she did not get the money back.

When one woman said that she no longer had anywhere to get money, she was offered to mortgage her house to the bank. Another desperate woman found a Russian website that offered help in recovering her fraudulently obtained money. Here again, the woman fell into the trap of fraudsters – after transferring almost 5,000 euros to them, she did not receive any help.

A third woman was made an accomplice because she was offered to let people without a bank account use her bank account in order to get the money back. For three months, money flowed into the woman’s bank account from everywhere and in various amounts, which she had to transfer to the account specified by the “financial analyst”. When the woman became suspicious that bad things were happening with her account and she refused to allow it to be used anymore and said she would contact the law enforcement authorities, she received threats to fight back. Then the victim became even more suspicious that she had fallen into the hands of fraudsters and that the money defrauded from other persons and fraudsters was being laundered through her account.

After realizing the deception, the women contacted the police.

The article is in Lithuanian

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