The phone rang “from the police”. She knew immediately what was going on
Małopolska Police described the incident on Tuesday, October 19. One of the residents of Krakow answered the phone. The person on the other side of the handset introduced himself as a policeman from the department of combating cybercrime of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Krakow . Everything looked very credible, especially since the call was made from a number starting with 4783 … that is the number of the Police in Małopolska.
Cybercriminals impersonated policemen to fight cybercrime
The woman was surprised, however, by the alleged policeman’s request. The man wanted to transferred funds accumulated on the account in order to “protect” them . The resident of Krakow remained vigilant and did not fall for the cybercriminal. She ended the connection and contacted the real cybercrime department of the Police Headquarters in Krakow. In this way, she did not fall victim to the so-called spoofing.