Greece: How a scammer cheated a 27-year-old with the vaccination allowance
He gave him a vaccination allowance and emptied his bank account
Scammers invent new tricks every day in order to deceive people and extort money from them.
The trick of the last few days has to do with the vaccination allowance.
In particular, under the pretext of the payment of a vaccination allowance, a 27-year-old man from Larissa was deceived this time, who trusted the personal and at the same time secret code of his mother's bank card, as a result of which 2.485 euros were stolen from them.
The 27-year-old and his 50-year-old mother complained to the Larissa Security Sub-Directorate that on Wednesday night an unknown man called him and introduced himself as his employer's accountant.
How the victims found out
The scammer, according to information from onlarissa.gr, asked for the bank card details of the 27-year-old in order to credit him with the amount of 150 euros as a… vaccination allowance against coronavirus.
The 27-year-old, not having his information available, referred the swindler to his mother, who was convinced and handed him her son's bank card number. But also her own details afterwards, as the scammer claimed inability to complete the transaction.
When the 50-year-old later checked her web banking account, she found that 183 euros were transferred from her own account to her son's account. The next day, however, when they both went to the bank, they found out that the total amount of 2.485 euros had been transferred from her son's account to a third party's account.