A 77-year-old man from Limassol was defrauded of about €7,000 by a man claiming to be a banker to convince his victim to abandon Iban.
As the pensioner testified, on August 3, I received a phone call from an English-speaking stranger posing as a private banker.
The scammer told the man that certain transactions from his account involved suspicious internet purchases and requested access to his computer via the ANYDESK application and an ibanking code to address the matter. did.
Without suspicion, the 77-year-old gave all of his personal information to the man, who withdrew €6.850 from his account and transferred it to an account in Thailand.
Authorities are investigating fraud cases and securing money under false pretenses.
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