On Friday afternoon, a 76-year-old woman from Kuhačeva Street in the Maksimir district of Zagreb became the latest victim of a scam. The elderly woman received multiple calls from an unknown woman who pretended to be a bank employee. Despite her doubts, the imposter managed to convince her that the calls were legitimate and convinced her to go to the bank and withdraw a large sum of money, following the instructions given to her by the fraudster. Unfortunately, the woman ended up losing several thousand euros as a result of the scam.
In response to this incident, the Zagreb police have launched a criminal investigation in an attempt to identify and apprehend those responsible for targeting vulnerable populations such as the elderly. The police are urging members of the public to remain vigilant and cautious when receiving unsolicited calls or requests for personal or financial information.
Unfortunately, incidents like this serve as a reminder that being mindful and skeptical of unexpected communications is essential, especially when it comes to personal and financial matters. It’s crucial for individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable, such as the elderly, to verify the legitimacy of any requests for sensitive information or transactions before taking any action. By exercising caution and staying informed about common scams, individuals can help protect themselves and others from falling victim to fraudulent schemes.