Police spokeswoman Monika Kozumplíková informed about the case on Wednesday, the criminal investigators are investigating the case as a fraud.
According to the spokesperson, the man met a woman through an internet application in early April who claimed to be a foreigner living in Berlin and wanted to go on vacation to the Czech Republic in the summer.
“After a while, they started writing via WhatsApp, the man communicated with the help of a translator. The woman told him that she was trading crypto currency and let him try it too. With her help, he set up an account where he inserted a copy of his ID card and filled in other personal information. After that, he gradually ‘invested’, always according to the woman’s instructions,” the spokeswoman mentioned.
He waited months for the evaluated savings, then the man from Přerov reported the fraud
About a week later, employees of the bank from which he was sending money from his account alerted the man that he had probably become a victim of fraud, after which his account was blocked.
“So the man came to the bank, confirmed there that he always sent the money himself and voluntarily, and had his account unblocked. He continued to invest gradually,” said Kozumplíková.
The turning point came when he wanted to withdraw the money, but that was not possible without paying additional fees and taxes. “Only then did he realize that he had probably been duped by an unknown woman. That’s why he filed a criminal complaint,” the spokeswoman added.
Recently, the police have repeatedly reported on similar scams, according to which people become victims mainly because they blindly trust someone they have never met and recklessly provide their personal information.
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