He was searched by police officers of the Florina Security Department, Internet fraud committed against a 27-year-old citizen.
Specifically, the 27-year-old yesterday (21-01-2023) complained that he had been deceived, as well as after contacting to buy a game "play station ps5" online (online ad), he was convinced and testified 09-01-2023 in a bank account the amount of 480 euros for its purchase, however, this was not completed as agreed.
After a police investigation, the details of a 22-year-old citizen were identified, against whom a criminal case was filed for internet fraud.
The file that was formed will be submitted to Ms. Florina Public Prosecutor's Office, while the preliminary investigation is carried out by the Florina Security Department.
On the occasion of this incident, the General Regional Police Directorate of Western Macedonia reminds some useful tips to the citizens to avoid being deceived via the internet:
- Avoid advancing money to private sellers, whom they do not know, even if they disclose their details or their bank account number.
- Be especially wary when spotting ads selling various items at tempting prices, as a "market opportunity".
- In case they find out that they have fallen victim to cyber fraud, please notify the Police immediately, even in the event of an attempted fraud against them.
It is emphasized that the perpetrators avoid personal presence with the victims, seeking solely telephone communication with them, through various telephone connections or the mediation of third parties, to minimize the risk of their detection and arrest.
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