Scam with bizum: the thymus to steal 50 euros on which the civil guard alert

Telematic scams are, unfortunately, a very common phenomenon in our country. The criminals take advantage of the popularity hook of great brands and technolog

Scam with bizum: the thymus to steal 50 euros on which the civil guard alert

Telematic scams are, unfortunately, a very common phenomenon in our country. The criminals take advantage of the popularity hook of great brands and technological companies to generate a false feeling of tranquility in their victims and thus be able to take money out. Using Amazon's claim, email or tax agency to commit this type of fraud is tremendously habitual. A list in which Bizum is becoming an increasingly popular claim.

Bizum is a payment platform usually used between individuals that allows us to send up to 1,000 euros practically instantaneously.

A service that has been quickly popular and with scams. In this sense, the Civil Guard warns of the most common modus operandi for this type of fraud. A way to proceed very similar to that alerted the National Police months ago.

The scam begins when the victim receives a message through whatsapp that has apparently been sent by a contact of his agenda. In this message, the one who apparently is our contact tells us that they have made us a bizum by mistake of 50 euros because it has been confused when he wanted to send the money to another person.

The scam resides in that our contact is not such (but a delinquent that has managed to use its telephone number) and that we have never received a transfer of 50 euros from that person.

Another of the best-known modalities of scam using Bizum is produced through pages and applications intended for the sale of objects between individuals.

In this case, the offender becomes a buyer interested in acquiring a product that the victim puts on sale.

After showing your interest in a certain article, the buyer affirms that it will perform a transfer "as a reserve" 400 euros through Bizum and urges the seller to accept the transaction.

However, what the supposed buyer is doing is sending the seller an application to receive money.

In case of accepting, the seller would have sent 400 euros from his account to the account belonging to the scammer.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 22:07

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