An elderly woman from Kuhačeva Street in Zagreb’s Maksimir district fell victim to a scam on Friday afternoon. The 76-year-old woman received multiple unsolicited calls from an unknown woman pretending to be a bank employee, convincing her that the calls were legitimate. As a result, the woman went to the bank and withdrew a large sum of money, following the instructions given by the imposter. Unfortunately, the woman ended up losing several thousand euros as a result of the scam.
In response to this incident, the Zagreb police have launched a criminal investigation to identify and apprehend the perpetrators responsible for targeting the elderly woman. The police are urging members of the public to remain vigilant and cautious when receiving unsolicited calls or requests for personal or financial information.
This unfortunate event serves as a reminder of the importance of being mindful and skeptical of unexpected communications, particularly when it comes to personal and financial matters. It is crucial for individuals, especially vulnerable populations such as the elderly, to verify the legitimacy of any requests for sensitive information or transactions before taking any action. By exercising caution and staying informed about common scams, individuals can help protect themselves and others from falling victim to fraudulent schemes.