World of the Bizarre
Scammer steals man's money, then convinces him to set bank on fire
By T.K. Randall
February 10, 2023 · 5 comments
If someone tells you to set a bank on fire, don't do it... Image Credit: Pixabay
The unfortunate victim not only lost his life savings but also managed to get himself arrested by the police.
Scammers are everywhere these days, meaning that it is critically important to be wary of anyone who rings you up claiming to be a bank employee - especially if they ask you to move your money.
One recent such case involved a 48-year-old man from Russia who was contacted by a scammer claiming to be a "representative of Russia's largest bank".
The hapless target was not only told that there was "suspicious activity" on his account but also that he needed to transfer all his money to a series of other accounts to safeguard his savings.
As if this wasn't bad enough, the scammer then told the man that the only way to stop the perpetrators from trying to steal his money was to set his local bank branch on fire with a Molotov cocktail.
Seemingly unperturbed, the man followed these instructions to the letter.
It wasn't until the police had apprehended him that the full circumstances were revealed.
Sadly, the man is now likely to face charges in addition to having lost his money.
The scammer, meanwhile, appears to have gotten off scot free.
Source: Oddity Central
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