Since January of this year, criminals have a new scam going. So the victims are now being tricked by the bar and thread.
The seller’s bank details (victim 1) are then transmitted for transferring the sales price. At the same time, the suspect is offering rental apartments under the guise of a real estate front company (“Immobilien GmbH”) on various internet platforms.
A deposit of 1,560 euros is required for the property. The bank details of the first seller (victim 1) are given as the account for the transfer. In addition, the transfer should be carried out for “faster processing” of the real estate business without a purpose.
Made an accomplice
The result of this perfidious “triangle game” can be seen for the perpetrators. The y receive a high-priced item (cell phone, television, etc.) that they can sell AND make the original seller (victim 1), without knowing it, apparently the contributor due to the transfer of the exact deposit amount. Because the transfer is made without a purpose, victim 1 appears to be involved in the fraud at first glance.
At present, twelve completions and three attempts with a damage amount of 18,720 euros have been reported in Vienna. The Vienna police, however, assume a higher number of unreported cases. Other victims of fraud can report to any police station. The investigation is proceeding swiftly.
ᐅ make your fellow human beings and those around you aware of this scam.
ᐅ do not make transfers without a purpose.
ᐅ view potential rental properties before paying a deposit.
ᐅ try to memorize the appearance of the person exactly for a later person description.
ᐅ write down – if possible – the license plate number, make, type and color of a suspected perpetrator vehicle.
ᐅ report to the next police station immediately.