Henry's mother cheated of the obituary-the scammer

One of them is Henry's mother, who was cheated of 40,000 crowns of a person who published to be from the Probate court. "I think quite simply, it is so flip

Henry's mother cheated of the obituary-the scammer

One of them is Henry's mother, who was cheated of 40,000 crowns of a person who published to be from the Probate court.

"I think quite simply, it is so flippant to exploit people in a vulnerable situation," says Henrik, who comes from the town of Thisted.

last Sunday died at his father for a longer kræftforløb, and as something completely natural indented the family an obituary on the website of the Deceased.dk.

"We put the ad up so that people who knew my father and know my family know that my father is deceased. It was a last gesture," says Henrik.

What the family did not expect was that the sad people with sinister ulterior motives and clicked through the ads with the paid tribute to the deceased.
On Facebook had Henry well read a story that had made an impression.

A widow in Aarhus had experienced, that a person called her after her husband had died. The person released to be by the Probate court and tried to, in general, the woman her password to the e-box.

After having read the story, warned Henry of his mother never to disclose personal information to any caller.

the Same day as the dødsannoncen came on Late.dk, she was rung up by a very friendly man who said that he rang from the Probate court.

"He was very friendly and kondolerede. Now she was alone, and so he should probably help her," says Henry.

the Man said that he could get the inventory of the estate to go faster, if she announced the code for its easy-id.

And in the midst of grief, forgot about His mother all about his son's warning.

a Short time after the conversation was finished, came Henry the Rebbe's home and visited his mother.

She told about the call, that she had disclosed its easy-id and subsequently had received two text messages from Jutland Bank, where she had entered a code, then transfers could be implemented.

"The more she explains, I can hear that it is bogus and fraud," says Henrik.

He called to his mother's bank manager, who could quickly confirm that she had been lured into a trap.

the Fraudster had attempted to transfer the 40,000 crowns to the four accounts in different banks.

the Bank was able to stop the transfer of 28.000 crowns, but they 12.000 had the scammer already got hold of.

It remains to be seen whether they can be refunded.

the Case is now reported to the police, and Henry's mother's account is blocked.

Henry's mother is both shocked and embarrassed to have been fooled.

"She is shocked that they could entice her to do it. She would not have made it under normal circumstances, but she stood in the middle of a grief and wasn't thinking clearly," says Henrik.

Cases on the obituary scams are assembled in Rigspolitiets nationwide center for IT-related Economic Crime, LCIK.

"We have received seven reviews. There is evidence of consistency in the cases, and we have therefore compiled them and sent them on to Copenhagen police, which is responsible for the investigation," says Trine Møller, who is the center director in LCIK.

She stresses that you should never give up his account information to others, and encourages people to talk with their older family members on the subject.

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 23:00

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