Fraudster makes booty: Warngauer transfers to the wrong son
Created: 01/13/2023 09:03
A fraudster contacted a Warngauer (symbol image) via text message © Arnulf Hettrich/imago
The police in the region are again registering more and more cases of shock calls and grandchildren's tricks.
A Warngauer was deprived of thousands of euros.
– In the Holzkirchen area, the police again registered a wave of fraudulent shock and grandchild trick calls.
Unknown perpetrators were able to steal large sums of money, reports the police.
In Warngau there was a so-called shock call on Wednesday: the daughter of the person called is said to have caused a fatal accident.
The woman from Warngau was put under so much pressure by the callers that she had jewelry and a small amount of cash ready.
However, there was no handover.
Already on Wednesday last week, a Warngauer was the victim of a grandchild scam via SMS.
Assuming the message came from his son, the Warngauer transferred around 2,500 euros.
The perpetrator has already withdrawn the money.
Police advise: keep a cool head, remain suspicious
The police urgently urged people to keep a cool head and not let themselves be put under pressure on the phone, not even by fake screams or people crying in the background.
Callees should never guess who is calling.
"Always ask the caller to give their name themselves." The police advises mistrust and caution when supposed relatives, alleged police officers or public prosecutors report an accident, an emergency or a financial shortage and demand money.
Those called should try to reach the relatives concerned themselves and, if in doubt, contact the police emergency number 110 or the local service.