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Victim of a huge scam, however, the justice classifies his file without further action

The situation is absurd and provokes the ire of this Perpignan. Defrauded in 2021, suspects were indeed arrested, but his file was closed without further action. To understand this case, you have to go back to October 2021, says . On the phone, he receives a phone call from a so-called associate of his account manager, a woman named Mélanie. Somewhat suspicious, he checks the number that links to his bank, and she knows the name of his adviser. Thanks to a call forwarding system, the “gang” of which he is the victim managed to fool his banking establishment. The young woman explains to him that she works in the credit card fraud department and that suspicious movements have taken place in her bank account. Romanians would have entered it.

The young woman knows all the banking information of the septuagenarian: his, credit card number and even the expiration date. According to her, several suspicious payments took place on different accounts and some were made on merchant sites. Total: 5,400 euros. Not to mention the 11,000 euros on other sites. In total, he was allegedly robbed of €11,327.20. Put in “trust”, the Perpignanais then entrusts him with the cryptograms appearing behind his bank card, the young woman needing them to send him codes on his phone and thus cancel the attempted scam, explains .

8,000 euros in nature

What follows is simple in this kind of scam. The victim provides all the codes he receives in real time believing to cancel the operations and allows the scammer to steal his money without him realizing it. While he is on vacation, she makes an objection on his bank cards. The retiree calls his bank and when he manages to find his adviser, she tells him that no one from her team has called him. He understands that he was fooled. He will file a complaint and an investigation will be opened. But he admits to not having taken a close interest in the situation until last March.

This is where he receives the famous letter telling him that his file is closed without further action. Intolerable for him when seven people have been identified. “Justice tells me that it is closing the file because I cannot name the person who committed the offence. It’s a joke, we’re walking on our heads,” he laughs. Especially since among the seven suspects there is a “Melanie”. Today, he has recovered just over 8,000 euros. While justice has all the necessary elements, he does not want the scam to go unpunished. He has already appealed to the Montpellier Court of Appeal.


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