A 47-year-old resident of Oborniki in Wielkopolska lost 65,000. zloty. The woman was convinced by the scammers that she needed to take out “as much” cash loan as soon as possible.
Scammers using the “bank employee” method most often target older people – they hope that they are not tech-savvy enough to raise red flags, and they also want to take advantage of the authority that bank employees have in the eyes of older customers. However, younger people can also be targeted by fraudsters and receive a phone call warning them that if they do not take certain actions, they will lose money. The only sensible response is to end the call immediately.
Bank employee scam. The woman took out a loan
A 47-year-old woman reported to the Obornice police unit who stated that she had been contacted by phone by an alleged bank employee. During the conversation, the caller stated that the scammer tried to take a cash loan of 50,000 on her. zloty. and submitted a loan application on her behalf. In order to prevent the scammer from paying out this money, she must take as much cash credit as possible.
A man claiming to be a bank employee talked to the victim all the time, giving her precise instructions, including taking a loan of PLN 65,000. zloty. When the loan was issued to the woman in cash, she went to the cash deposit machine and paid the entire sum using the blik codes provided in the telephone conversation.
“We urge you to be careful and considerate when talking to strangers over the phone. Remember that scammers manipulate the conversation to get as much information as possible. Therefore, when dealing with strangers, always follow the principle of limited trust. Hang up and contact your bank consultant to verify that the caller is who he claims to be.