[NEWS] He was cheated by a bogus bank employee

Commissioner Barbara Salczyńska-Pyrchla, a press officer from the City Police Headquarters in Biała Podlaska, informed on Tuesday that the incident took place on Monday.

The man stated that that day he received a call from a stranger. Due to the fact that his bank’s helpline number appeared on the display of his phone, he was convinced that he was talking to his employee” – she said.

She added that a fake bank employee claimed that someone had hacked the 32-year-old’s account and tried to take out an express loan.

A man heard that in order to cancel a loan taken out by fraudsters, he should take it out again and withdraw the funds, and then deposit cash in a cash machine, so as to complete the entire loan cancellation procedure” – she noted.

We appeal for caution. Fraudsters skillfully manipulate the conversation in order to obtain as much information as possible and take advantage of our naivety. When dealing with strangers, we should always follow the principle of limited trust” – summed up Salczyńska-Pyrchla.