Saturday, September 30

Computer crimes: They scam 10,000 euros from a neighbor of Olivenza after falsifying documents and duplicating her phone card

An agent from the @ Team of the Civil Guard. / TODAY

The Civil Guard locates one of the alleged perpetrators of the events and is looking for two others who, through computer tricks, obtained personal and bank details of the victim

The Civil Guard investigates the cyber fraud suffered by a neighbor of Olivenza from whom they obtained personal and banking data through computer tricks. With these references, the alleged perpetrators of the events managed to falsify their public documents to obtain a duplicate of the phone’s SIM card. In this way, the fraudsters were able to operate from the application (App) associated with their bank account and carried out different unauthorized bank transfers for a total value of 5,000 euros. In addition, they used his identity to request a bank loan worth 5,000 euros, thus amounting to 10,000 euros the amount swindled.

After making different fraudulent transfers, the alleged perpetrators of the scam diverted the money obtained to different accounts owned by some of those now involved. They also bought cryptocurrencies and obtained a bank loan.

The Technological Investigation Teams (EDITE) of the Badajoz Civil Guard Command began the investigation at the end of last year after the complaint filed by the affected party. With the investigations carried out, the agents managed to obtain incriminating evidence of the criminal action carried out by several Venezuelan citizens, some of them currently settled in Spain, who, using computer deception techniques, were able to obtain the woman’s data.

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With the steps taken, the officers were able to locate one of the persons responsible for the criminal actions in the Malaga municipality of Benalmádena, instructing him to proceed with the alleged crimes of fraud, usurpation of civil status and forgery of public documents.

The Civil Guard continues with the efforts to locate the other two responsible for the criminal action, who are currently unaccounted for.

How to avoid being a victim of a cyber scam

Nowadays the digital space is part of our daily life. The Internet is already an indispensable tool with which we carry out personal, professional and banking procedures every day. This increase in the procedures that we carry out online means that, inevitably, we are increasingly exposed to cybercrime. Cases of cyber scams are becoming more and more frequent, so you have to be prepared to protect yourself and prevent falling into the trap.

From the Civil Guard they launch some recommendations:

-Do not offer your bank details over the Internet.

-Do not trust the bank’s notifications over the Internet.

-Do not install applications dedicated to file sharing if you do not fully understand how they work.

-Do not open messages or attachments from unknown senders.

-Do not open messages whose subject contains strange data.

-Do not respond to those messages that request your personal information (such as usernames and passwords, social security numbers, account or credit card numbers…)

-Do not click on links in pop-ups that you have not requested.

-When browsing the Internet, do not provide your email address or personal information to suspicious Web pages that request it.

-Review the bank movements of your accounts frequently.

-If you suffer any scam, report it and report it as soon as possible.


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