Despite warnings, many continue to fall into the trap.
The Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) warned the public against frauds using fictional prizes.
These crimes continue to occur advertise false prizes given by public entities or by competitions in television shows.
The victims, for the most part, are senior citizens.
When scammers use the name of public entities they call the victims to their homes or mobile phones, indicate they have won a prize in cash from a bank or public institution and then simulate a conference call with the bank to give a false impression of trust. Finally, the alleged bank employee asks the victim to dial with the number and security code of the bank, and, if the victim accepts, criminals to steal personal data and make transfers to other accounts.
When scammers use the name of TV shows they call the victims and indicate they have won a prize thanks to the national TV show and that they must go to an ATM to withdraw said prize. Once the victim gets to the ATM they are contacted once again and asked to enter their password, press the transfer button and dial a their prize code, which is actually a bank account.
The OIJ asks the population not to pay attention to calls offering prizes.
If you or someone you know was a victim of these crimes, you can file the complaint to 800-8000-645.