Host Michel Drucker reportedly lost 10,000 euros after being scammed by a bogus bank adviser. A scam that has been claiming more and more victims lately.
Sad misadventure for Michel Drucker! According to information reported on Monday, June 27 by The Parisianthe host of Can’t wait for Sunday would have been the victim of a scam for an amount of 10,000 euros.
The scammer pretends to be a bank agent
The latter received a phone call from an alleged bank agent in the fraud department of BNP Paribas. The interlocutor explains to see live on the bank account of the animator a fraudulent transaction in the amount of 10,000 euros. The man therefore proposes Michel Drucker to cancel the transaction directly. Unfortunately for the host, the thief managed to get him to make two remote transfers, one for 7,500 euros and the other for 2,500 euros.
It was only by hanging up that Michel Drucker would have realized the deception, then contacting the police station of the 7th arrondissement of Paris to file a complaint. An investigation is now underway.
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This scam is more and more widespread, especially since the technique is sophisticated, the thieves being very convincing thanks to the numerous banking information they have on their victims. Already in mid-June, a couple had nearly 15,000 euros stolen by a scammer posing as an anti-fraud advisor.