The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

Police warn of carelessness: brazen lottery fraudsters are up to mischief

2020-02-27T13:27:53.597Z

Brazen trick: Fraudsters in Freising are currently trying to pull money out of their pockets for citizens with lottery lies. The police provide important information.



Brazen trick: Fraudsters in Freising are currently trying to pull money out of their pockets for citizens with lottery lies. The police provide important information.

Freising - "It is an insolence that the legislature cannot prevent something like this." A Tagblatt reader from Freising was deeply annoyed after the call from a brazen telephone fraudster.

The man had pretended to be an employee of the "State Lottery" and accused the Freisinger that he had signed up for a lottery four months ago and was now in default. He had missed the notice period, and now the subscription continues for another year. But if he transfers 68 euros straight away, the matter can be settled lightly. Then the fraudster asked for the Freisinger's account details. "It was finally clear to me that it was not a mix-up, but a brazen fraud," the man told the Tagblatt. After threatening the caller with the police, the operator hung up. He then discovered many similar cases on the Internet. The Freisinger filed a complaint with the Freising police inspection.

Dubious law firms are threatened with foreclosure

The stitch is well known there - even in several variations. "There are callers pretending to be lottery employees," reports police chief Ernst Neuner. "But there is also an attempt in writing to rip off here." Then the recipients are threatened with warnings. “Dubious law firms” are sometimes involved, says the head of PI Freising, and sometimes even foreclosures are threatened. Neuner's advice: Just hang up on the phone, throw the letters away. "Ignore" is the motto in this type of scams.

However, the prerequisite is that you have not actually signed a subscription. Sometimes you forget something like that. "Then," says Neuner, "of course you shouldn't be surprised if you get mail."

Read also: Bad joke: Caller triggers large-scale fire service in Freising

Freising newsletter: everything from your region! Our brand new Freising newsletter regularly informs you about all the important stories from the Freising district - including all developments related to local elections at local and district level. Sign up here.

Source: merkur

You may like

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2020-04-08T00:18:30.451Z
News/Politics 2020-04-08T09:15:30.653Z
News/Politics 2020-04-08T09:00:47.941Z

Latest

news 2020/04/08    

© Communities 2019 - Privacy