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A pensioner from Moscow was scammed out of four million rubles and left without an apartment

A pensioner from Moscow was scammed out of four million rubles and left without an apartment

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09.16.2023 14:06

According to the Shot telegram channel, 77-year-old Moscow resident Elena Viktorovna was deceived in the amount of four million rubles and left without an apartment. Now she found herself homeless.

The scammers began to deceive the woman two months ago, introducing themselves as “employees of the insurance company” and “representatives of banks.” They convinced her that someone had taken out a loan using her apartment in the Tyoply Stan district as collateral. To avoid losing her home, she was offered to follow a simple scheme: first transfer four million rubles to “safe accounts” and then sell her apartment. All this was supported by forged documents, which were regularly delivered by the same courier. The woman acted decisively and transferred the money. However, the scammers soon convinced her that the sale of the apartment would be fictitious, and that they would immediately return her housing after this transaction, without even having to check out.

The property was purchased by a resident of Chelyabinsk, who did not want to register the deal in his name, but instead indicated his 80-year-old mother in the documents. As soon as the pensioner realized that she was being deceived, she contacted the police. The courier who delivered the fake documents was detained, but was soon released. Threats and demands began to withdraw the application from the Muscovite. As a result, the woman lost all her funds and was left homeless. The police are currently looking for the scammers.

Author Elvira Makhmutova

Elvira Makhmutova – journalist, correspondent for the Pravda.Ru news service

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