Fraudster issues virtual card in name of Penza resident and withdraws over 1 million roubles
Penza, 8 September 2021. PenzaNews. A fraudster took out a loan and a virtual card in the name of a resident of Penza, born in 1963, from which he withdrew more than 1 million roubles. This was reported by the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
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“The man said he had received a call from an unknown person who introduced himself as a bank security officer. The stranger told the caller an unpleasant news that criminals were trying to arrange a loan in his name. To cancel the transaction, the man had to dictate the bankcard details and codes from an SMS. The man trusted the words of the false bank employee and provided this information. He later found out that a loan and a virtual card had been issued in his name and that the account was subsequently debited with more than 1 million roubles,” the press release said.
It adds that the man turned to the police afterwards.
A criminal case was initiated under Item “b”, Part 4, Art. 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Fraud”.