Ministry of Internal Affairs — to veterans: «Beware of swindlers on the eve of the Victory Day»
The Ministry of Internal Affairs on RB warns about possibility of swindles towards veterans of war and homefront workers. The department press-service explains that congratulations and celebratory actions swindlers use as an occasion for a deceit. On the threshold of the Victory Day people over 80 years may receive messages like «you won a car in a celebratory drawing» or «you are granted a beneficial housing».
Having phoned to a "happy" veteran, swindlers, as a rule, ask to transfer them a certain sum — usually about 10 thousand rbl. Sometimes «pleasant news» is delivered to the elderly people by «social workers».
“In case you receive a similar message or a call, do not get easily hoodwinked, first speak to your relatives or police,” employees of law enforcement bodies warn.