He received a call from the bank asking if he had made 16 transactions of PLN 1,000 each using quick payment codes. Then he remembered his announcement. He sold the rims and the buyer had to pay and send the courier. He “only” had to confirm the transaction on the “courier company’s” website.
A 32-year-old from Siedlce was very surprised by the phone call from the bank. He did not withdraw money as many as 16 times using codes at an ATM in Warsaw.
– He remembered that a few days earlier, he had put car rims for sale on an advertising website. The buyer then contacted him and they moved the conversation to the messenger outside the portal. They agreed on the details and shipping method. The buyer was to pay and send the courier. The seller provided him with all the necessary data and in return he received a link to the courier company’s website where he had to confirm the transaction. So he clicked on this link and confirmed the sale – says Ewelina Radomyska from the Siedlce police in a statement.
No courier came to him for the rims, and the fraudsters gained access to his bank account and withdrew PLN 16,000. The police are now investigating the case.
Don’t be fooled
Purchase/sale transactions on sales portals take place from start to finish. Do not transfer transactions outside the portal where you sell or buy something – then you lose protection. The portal contains the data necessary to complete this transaction – your details, method of payment/collection of money, shipment/delivery of the parcel – you do not need to provide anything additionally. Never click on links provided in instant messages, e-mails or text messages. The sales portal staff cannot know what is happening in your bank account because they do not have access to it.
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