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Woman in Penza loses 1.3 million roubles to telephone scammers

11:19 | 30.10.2021 | Crime


Penza, 30 October 2021. PenzaNews. A resident of Penza lost 1.3 million roubles after being tricked by telephone fraudsters into investing her money. This was announced by the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

Woman in Penza loses 1.3 million roubles to telephone scammers

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“The woman said that an unknown person had called her and introduced himself as a bank manager. The man said there was an opportunity to invest money. The woman was interested in the offer, and the stranger told her she would have to wait for a specialist to call her for more information. After a while, a man contacted her on Skype. Following his instructions, the citizen installed an application on her phone with which she deposited more than 1.3 million roubles into her personal account within two weeks,” the press release said.

It notes that after making a payment, the Penza resident noticed that the money had been withdrawn from her account and realised what happened.

A criminal case under Part 4, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Fraud” was initiated.

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