Fraudsters offer a quick and guaranteed refund to victims. The approach is different, from "I know the inspector and I have already returned the money", to "we are a professional Legal Service and have already returned the money to 100500 clients".
They work professionally. They don't ask you to pay anything right away. Payment is offered only at the end, when the money is returned.
They are working professionally. They don't ask you to pay anything immediately. Payment is offered only at the end, when the money is returned.
Here is the last example of how a person was deceived for $ 6000, despite the fact that he lost only $ 4000 in the company. We don't know how much more he would have lost if we hadn't stopped him.
The story is ordinary, a man invested money in an "investment company" located in Belize. After a while, the company went bankrupt. Then a letter came from their legal service that they would help with the refund, there was no need to pay, the company's accounts were arrested by the Belize financial Police and all that needed to be done for the refund was to go through their bureaucracy.
A person begins to communicate with them, conduct a long correspondence, send documents, exchange powers of attorney. They send him answers, ostensibly from government agencies, help in drafting new requests, etc.
After some time, finally a positive decision was made on your application.
The first thing to do is to pass verification at the Bank through which you will receive the payment. They don't name the bank, but they give instructions on how to find "any with the right license."
Of course, there is no such license at all, but there is a bank in the search, because it belongs to fraudsters. They made a website in advance and prescribed the services stipulated by this license, which cannot be, because everything is fictional from beginning to end!
Next, the person, suspecting nothing and thinking that he is doing business with a third-party bank, begins to correspond. There they confirm to him that yes, we are paying out of the company's total withdrawn money and your name is on the list, here is the amount and here is your data.
But we are a very serious bank with a license in Switzerland, you need to come personally to our office by appointment in three months, as there is a queue, or you can undergo complex verification and guarantee your identity by opening your Personal account in our bank. But we only open an account in our bank only for VIP clients. For its opening, you need to pay from $ 5,000. Transfer money to the specified account. Don't worry! After you receive your lost funds, you will be able to withdraw all the money and close the account.
As a result: a person spends about $500 on account opening expenses, verification and other fees, plus sends $5,000 for opening an account in, allegedly, a Swiss bank.
Next, the third part of the enticement of funds begins. On the bank's website, in the personal account, a person receives his $4,000 allegedly recovered from a bankrupt broker. And a letter comes from a legal company: your funds are in your account, transfer our 10% remuneration to us.
Total: neither $4,000 lost from the alleged broker, nor $5,000 held by the alleged bank, nor $500 spent on verification, nor $400 paid remuneration to the legal company.
And the most interesting thing is that the story doesn't end there.
Now you need to get $9,000 from a Swiss bank, and then the Swiss regulator writes to the person that it has revoked the license from the bank, but don't worry, your money is guaranteed by deposit insurance, you need to contact the Zurich insurance company... and the fraud continues.
I remind you. The Airbitclub case is in the US court, no one else is engaged in this case anymore. The refund will be made via the VNS system.
Ivan Kolnogorov, the expert of the media Glagol.