A 25-year-old woman from Sosnowiec was charged with the so-called fraud. using the BLIK method – informs the police. In less than a quarter, she extorted approximately PLN 70,000. zloty.
There is a lot of talk about not sharing BLIK codes on demand, but Poles still fall for it. She benefited from it A 25-year-old woman from Sosnowiec who, according to the police, extorted almost PLN 70,000 in less than a quarter. zloty. The accused allegedly acted in a surprisingly organized way.
Even though her criminal career didn’t last very long, she made it several times change place of residence and employer. She also regularly modified her appearance, reports the Provincial Police Headquarters in Katowice. However, when withdrawing money from ATMs, she tried to be selective devices without surveillance cameras and cover your face with a mask. Either way, no matter how hard she tried, she finally got it.
The trail was discovered by police officers from the Department for Combating Economic Crime of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Bielsko-Biała.
In January, the 25-year-old was introduced as many as 124 charges, accusing her of defrauding over 100 people throughout the country. For these acts, she faces a penalty of up to 8 years in prison.
It is not known where exactly and how this particular fraudster caught her victims, but the officers mention in the message typical methodwhich, in their opinion, involves taking over social media accounts and appealing to… asking for a quick transfer to people on your friends list. Indeed, previous announcements indicate that this formula is very common.
Taking over a social media account can be child’s play. Police advise: use 2FA
The editors would like to point out that if you want to hack into someone’s Facebook, unless they have it turned on two-step verification, you don’t have to be a computer genius. Just create fake page with a form, which, under some attractive pretext, for example a prize in a competition, will force you to log in with your website data. It takes literally a dozen or so minutes of work, and the results, as you can see, can be spectacular.
To conclude, the Provincial Police Headquarters in Katowice presents a handful of tips to reduce the risk. Of course, even the most careful person may get cut at some point, but it is worth taking the officers’ recommendations to heart. And here they are:
- First of all, you should carefully secure access to your social media account by using two-factor login authentication. Please also remember to log out of your account after you have finished using it!
- You should not provide the generated Blik code without confirming whether it is actually your friend asking for a loan. Just call a friend to make sure he or she is actually in need.
- You should always carefully check the transaction details before confirming it in the mobile banking application, e.g. where your money will be withdrawn.