EINDHOVEN – An 18-year-old man suspected of committing three bank fraud cases involving very elderly people has been arrested by the police. The victims come from Eindhoven, Heemstede, and The Hague.
According to the police, a scammer usually calls anonymously or with a fake number in case of bank card fraud. A trick can make it look like a bank employee is calling. If you answer, the scammer, who pretends to be an employee of the bank, will tell you that your bank account has been hacked because suspicious transactions can be seen. What follows is a chat trick.
The scammer uses various ways to extort money. For example, they may be urged to transfer money to a ‘secure account’, which is actually the scammer’s account. It is also possible that the so-called bank employee tries to retrieve the login details of the victim’s telephone, tablet, and bank account. A third way is to retrieve the bank card with a PIN code, which the scammer then uses to gain access to the bank account.
The 18-year-old suspect has been remanded in custody. The investigation has been completed.