If you get a call and they ask you for information about your bank account, what will you do, obviously you will not give your information to that person. But if a person takes the information from you in a bluff, then how dangerous it can be, you will get an idea after reading this news. Something similar happened with an elderly woman living in Hong Kong, where some people took her for fraud and cheated the woman’s account of $ 32 million or Rs 240 crore.
In fact, the thugs who lived in Hong Kong called the Chinese public security officers by calling them thugs. He then told the woman that her identity was being used by a dangerous criminal in China. According to the report of South China Morning, the thugs who claimed to be officers, asked the woman to transfer her money to a bank account run by the investigating team for security so that she can be investigated.
Police said that a few days later a man came to the woman’s house and gave her a phone and SIM card so that she could talk to these fake security agents. This man had done a total of 11 transactions with the woman. In five months, the woman transferred $ 32 million or 240 million rupees to these thugs.
How was this scam exposed
Police said that the scam was exposed because the servant of this elderly woman anticipated something wrong and then made contact with the woman’s daughter, who alerted the police.
19-year-old boy executed this fraud
After investigating, the police arrested a 19-year-old university student on charges of cheating. This student gave a call to the woman to communicate. However, he was later released on bail. Let us tell that Hong Kong has the highest number of billionaires in the world and most of them are elderly due to which thugs easily trap people.
Phone scam cases grew by 18 percent in the first quarter of 2021 with a total fraud of $ 45 million. Police said that in 2020 they handled 1193 phone scam cases in which $ 74 million was stolen. Last year, a 65-year-old woman was cheated for $ 10 million.