“Son had an accident” – Wrong policeman killed Grazerin
Although the tricks of the scammers are now known, a woman from Graz (66) fell for a wrong police officer. He extracted cash, gold ducats, and gold and silver coins from her.
Around noon on Wednesday, the cell phone of the 66-year-old woman from Graz rang. A man pretended to be a police officer in High German and told her that her son had been involved in a car accident in which an elderly woman had died. The 66-year-old should now post bail to keep her son out of jail. Never give valuables or cash to anyone you don’t know.- The real police won’t call you and ask for money from you. Also, the real police do not inquire about your assets and want to secure them. In case of suspicion, notify the “real” police as soon as possible on 133! A trick that is now well known. Nevertheless, the shocked victim allowed himself to be duped and persuaded to hand over cash, gold ducats, gold and silver coins. Shortly thereafter, the handover took place not far from her apartment. In the afternoon it dawned on her that she had probably been scammed and filed a complaint with the police. The surveys are ongoing.