According to PAP, the fraudster cited police announcements and used fake sales portals to obtain credit card details. Many residents of Gdynia were deceived, which caused them to suffer severe economic losses.
According to Jolanta Grunert, a press officer at the Police Headquarters in Gdynia, the Gdynia police received a report in a 36-year-old resident of Gdynia that a man interacted with a man on the sales portal. contact. Interested in buying shoes.
“The fraudster caused the disclosure of information about the payment card number and then paid nearly $5,000 from the victim’s account. PLN. The police accepted the notice and are looking for the perpetrator.”Grunet explained. However, this is not the only case of fraud through this portal.
A case reported by another resident of Gdynia is also under trial. The resident signed a fixed rent agreement through the portal and made an advance payment to the designated account. It turned out that another family who did not intend to rent a house lived in the designated address, so that person lost nearly 2,000 zlotys.
There are more such cases in Gdynia, so the police urge people who are also victims of fraud to report. Grunert will also remind you of the basic rules of online security, such as checking the opinions of buyers and sellers. Not long ago, we also published a guide, How to not be deceived when shopping online.
“We remind everyone to pay attention to their access passwords. Remember not to open links to strangers. Let us check the opinions of buyers and sellers. Let us remember the principle of limited trust.”Grunert explained that this is the absolute minimum we should always remember when browsing the web.