Attention to Telephone Scams “63 TL Flew Away”
A scammer introduced himself as Chief officer in combating terrorism to 44-year-old Turhan Şahin who runs a market in Fethiye. He said that his name is used by a fraud network working on behalf of a terrorist organization and his bank accounts are at risk. Therefore, he should transfer the money in his accounts to the IBAN number he will give. Turhan Şahin was at the hospital for the treatment of his son Serhat Şahin at the moment, yet, he rushed to the bank in panic. The scammer told him what to do in the bank, and in case the officer asks why he transfers the money, to tell him he had just bought a field.
HE DID WHATEVER HE SAID
Although the officer suspected his behaviour, he lied to him that he bought construction equipment. Meanwhile, he kept talking on the phone. Turhan Şahin transfered 13.000 TL from his own bank account and 50.000 TL from his son’s bank account. He got back home and he still kept talking. While talking, his 22-year-old son İsmail Şahin came back home and he told him what happened. İsmail started talking to the scammer on the phone and he was threatened by him.
THE SCAMMER MADE THE MONEY OVER HIMSELF AND POKED FUN
After a long argument, the scammer confessed that he was not a policeman, and when Şahin asked for his money back, he said “That’s tough!”
Police called the banks to stop the money transfer, but it was too late. Investigation continues…