Inspectors from the Vidin police disclosed the data during a lecture on the types of fraud in the regional library.
Photo: RB Mihalaki Georgiev, Vidin
Phone scams on the territory of the Vidin region in recent years have drastically decreased, representatives of the law enforcement agencies announced during a lecture on online safety and types of fraud, which was held with great interest in the Vidin library. There are over 40 registered phone fraud attempts, they explained the inspectors Rosen Tonchev and Sergey Asenov.
“The scenarios used by telephone fraudsters in 90 percent of cases are presented with one name – Stefan Popov, who presents himself as the chief of police in the city of Vidin, for example. The ringing continues to be on home phones, landlines. The fraudster asks you to provide a number for him to call you so that you are under his constant control.”
Attendees were also made aware of how fraudsters typically operate.
“Usually the scenarios are that you are a potential victim of phone scammers. The scammers always start from afar, slowly, in the end they ask you if you have a lot of money, do you have gold, find it, put it away, wrap it, put it in the fridge, put it under the bed. At first nobody asks you for the money. First they make you take it, count it and say how much it is.”
Although anyone can be fooled by such a scheme, the conversation with the fraudsters should be stopped immediately, after which contact with relatives should be sought, the Ministry of the Interior advises.