Fraudsters "trick" Russians into giving financial aid to the Ukrainian Armed Forces and offering help: mother of an "Interns" actor
In Russia, fraudsters have invented a new scam for gullible Russians, which has already affected the mother of actor Dmitry Feinstein, who played in the popular TV series "Interns." The fraud involves accusations of "financial assistance to the Ukrainian Armed Forces."
It is with this claim that the victims receive phone calls from unknown persons posing as employees of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. Frightened Russians are ready to do anything to keep their money and avoid going to jail. The incident was reported by Russian propagandists.
In early December, 74-year-old Natalia Feinstein complained to the police that she had become a victim of fraud.
According to the pensioner, she received a call on Telegram from an unfamiliar man who introduced himself as an FSB officer and explained that she was suspected of transferring money to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which could lead to a criminal case.
The Russian woman was quickly assured that if she cooperated, she would not face jail time. Soon after, the pensioner received a call from a "Central Bank employee" who said that the attackers had not yet had time to use the money, so she needed to urgently transfer it to a "safe account."
The actor's mother followed the instructions and lost 80,000 rubles (about 24 thousand hryvnias, ~$861 US). When the pensioner came to, she ran to complain to the police, who are now investigating.
The Muscovite's son, who has starred in more than 30 Russian projects, did not comment on the incident. Russians are hesitant to make accusations because they do not know from which country the scammers called, but just in case, Russian media outlets habitually blame the Armed Forces in their headlines.
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that the Russian actor from the movie "Viva Gardes-Marines" who became an occupier was humiliated in Moscow. The terrorist was outraged by the words of the film crew on Andrey Malakhov's show and sent them to the three-lettered word.