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Penza woman paid fraudster 30,000 rubles to save son from prison

12:49 | 30.03.2015 | Incidents


Penza, 30 March 2015. PenzaNews. A Penza woman, 49, transferred 30,000 rubles to a fraudster in an attempt to save her son from alleged criminal liability.

“An unknown called the woman’s mobile phone and introduced himself as a senior investigator of particularly important cases. He told her that her son was allegedly arrested for selling drugs, and the woman must make a money transfer to release him from criminal liability,” the press service of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs department informed PenzaNews agency.

The ministry added that, following the instructions of the unknown person, the woman transferred the money to the cell phone account of the caller.

“The police are taking steps to identify those involved in committing the crime. The phone number of the call attacker has been registered in a different region,” the department stressed.

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