With the help of a fraudulent scheme, using SMS, the criminals freely withdrew 80,000 euros from the victim’s account.
A hotel owner in the town of Samos lost, in total, a huge amount of money through the method of “electronic fishing”, also known as “phishing” (“phishing”).
According to ERT, after an investigation by the Security Subdivision, a local resident was identified, against whom a fraud case was initiated.
According to the complaint, a person whose details are not yet known called the owner of the hotel, posing as a potential client, and agreed to rent a room for a specific amount of 510 euros.
Then, using an SMS message sent to the victim that contained misleading content (i.e. a message from a bank), he stole the e-banking login details.
As established by law enforcement agencies, two transfers were made from the victim’s bank account, totaling 80,000 euros, to another bank account belonging to a certain woman.
The investigation is being conducted by the Samos Police Department.