Malicious attackers still continued to take advantage the the pandemic situation all possible ways. As the situation is getting worst day-by-day instead helping each other few malicious vectors tried to take advantage of this serious situation. This time attacker/fraudsters/malicious vectors tricks a woman in Ireland for 30,000.
A woman in Ireland received an email from which she believed from her husband who was on medical appointment asking transfer money to Germany for treatment for COVID-19.
As attacker took the advantage of human fear she immediately transferred money, later at night she realized her husband is fine but they have been conned for 30,000 euros.
The husband immediately reported this incident to Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB). The good news is the immediate actions and co-ordination between Ireland and Germany Police all money was recovered.
Fraudsters will try to take advantage of all possible situation we have to take our decisions very carefully. in this case the money was fully recovered by Ireland authority. I think anyone can be a victim of these circumstance with alert mind and vigilance we can tackle this kind of situations.
- There are multiple scams are running under COVID-19 situations, i would suggest follow the authorized news sources for any updates.
- Do check the identity of the person which whom you are dealing with.
- Report any scam calls or email communications to the Police.