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Elderly Penza woman sent 300,000 rubles to scammers

11:51 | 07.06.2015 | Incidents

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Penza, 7 June 2015. PenzaNews. A Penza resident, 62, lost 300,000 rubles to scammers.

Elderly Penza woman sent 300,000 rubles to scammers

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“According to the woman, she received a phone call from an unknown woman who introduced herself as a bank operator and told her she was eligible for a monetary compensation for early purchased medicine. However, to receive the compensation, she said, the woman needed to tell her the details of her bank account. Some time after, the elderly woman was called by an unknown man, who explained she needed to transfer 300,000 rubles to another bank account to receive the money. Following the unknown man’s instructions, the woman sent the money to the designated account via three transactions, but failed to receive any money,” the press service of the Penza region Ministry of the Interior department informed PenzaNews agency.

The elderly woman knew of such scamming schemes before, but still fell for one, the police said.

“An investigation is underway: the police are taking measures to identify the culprits. The scammers called the woman from a phone number registered in another city,” the press service said.

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