A woman paid over BGN 5,000 for her daughter’s “operation” – Criminal

A woman paid over BGN 5,000 for her daughter’s “operation” – Criminal
A woman paid over BGN 5,000 for her daughter’s “operation” – Criminal
  • 02 September 2022
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An elderly Russian woman is another victim of phone scammers. She gave the criminals more than BGN 5,000 according to the well-known scheme for an injured relative in need of money for an operation, reported the regional directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Ruse.

The 76-year-old woman told the police that yesterday she received a call on the landline from a crying woman, whom she recognized as her daughter. She told her that she had broken her leg. The conversation then continued with a man who introduced himself as a doctor.

The supposed doctor told her that money was needed for an operation. So the woman prepared the funds available in her home – 1,900 BGN and 1,560 pounds. She put the money in a plastic bag, left her home and, according to the instructions given, handed it to a stranger on the street, whom the doctor explained was his son and worked at the Health Insurance Fund.

The woman then returned to the residence. She was on the phone all the time, as the “doctor” informed her about the progress of the operation. The communication continued until her daughter returned home, and so the elderly woman realized that she had been deceived.

The case is being investigated.

Vladimir Vassilev

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