she gave him UAH 90,000

she gave him UAH 90,000

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A 71-year-old resident of Sumy became the victim of a swindler who pretended to be a foreigner who was in love with her. The pensioner gave him her savings in the amount of 90 thousand hryvnias.

As reported in the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Sumy region, with a mysterious a foreigner the woman met in February – he wrote to her in one of the social networks under the name Ralph Tod.

The scammer reported that he was working a neurosurgeon in the Yemeni UN camp.

In the comment for UP Life Volodymyr Krupetskikh, head of the press service of the Sumy police, said that the pensioner and the swindler corresponded for two weeks.

During the conversation, he assured the woman that he wanted to come to her on vacation. But for this he needs her help: she was to write a letter to the United Nations with the information that she is his fiancée– noted Volodymyr Krupetskikh.

However, the pensioner did not know how to do it, so she entrusted the matter to her suitor.

He wrote a letter on behalf of the woman in which she allegedly asked the UN give the bridegroom leave. The scammer sent this letter from the mailbox of the victim.

A few days later, she received a reply stating that her request was allegedly accepted, but almost 40,000 hryvnias had to be paid for postage. The woman agreed and transferred this amount to the bank card specified in the letter.

After that, the fraudster wrote that he would come to Ukraine in the company of employees, so the pensioner should pay three thousand euros for his expenses.

The woman reported that she did not have such an amount. However fiance was persistent and asked to give him at least half of the funds. She believed him again and sent 50,000 hryvnias to a Ukrainian bank card.

Further neurosurgeon asked to transfer another 15 thousand hryvnias to him. After this request, the 71-year-old woman from Sumy realized that she was talking to a fraudster. The pensioner turned to the police station and wrote a statement about fraud.

The Sumy police have not yet found the swindler. It will be possible to talk about returning funds to the pensioner only when the fraudster is identified, the press service says.

Investigators opened criminal proceedings under Part 4 of Article 190 (fraud) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and began an investigation.

We will remind, in Kyiv will judge a man who cheated a pensioner for 100 thousand hryvnias.

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