A resident of Sorochinsk, Orenburg region, gave 262,000 rubles to the scammers. This was reported by the press service of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The 51-year-old citizen explained to the police that she was allegedly called by a bank employee and said that unknown people were trying to withdraw money from her account. And to prevent unauthorized debiting, he suggested that the lady cash out the money and transfer it to a supposedly safe account.
The woman listened to the unknown, cashed out the money and transferred it to the qiwi wallet. Then the caller stopped getting in touch, and only then it dawned on the citizen that she had been deceived.