general, voice phishing involves tricking victims into obtaining cash and then meeting them in person to intercept them. Recently, another method is being used.
It is a method through the gold exchange, and reporter Son Ki-joon reports exclusively.
Last March, Mr. A, an office worker in his 20s, received a phone call.
The man who identified himself as a prosecutor said, "This account was stolen from a second-hand trading site," calling the account number of Mr. A.
When surprised Mr. A asked what to do, during the investigation he gave the account number, telling him to move the money from the account to a secure account maintained by the prosecution.
Mr. A transferred 42 million won to the account.
By the way, the account to which the money was sent was a gold exchange account in Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province.
Earlier, they called the exchange and asked about the gold price, and said, "The money will be deposited in Mr. A's name, so please prepare gold."
When the money was deposited, the carrier acted as if he was Mr. A's agent and took the bullion from the gold exchange.
Then it was sold in another gold and silver shop to cash.
In voice phishing, the 'face-to-face fraud' method of meeting the victim in person and collecting money was common, but a new method has emerged in which the victim deposits money into a gold exchange account and then takes the bullion.
[Heo Myeong-hwan / Seongnam Jungwon Police Station Robbery Chief: Voice phishing Face-to-face defrauding crimes increase, and as the police crack down and investigations are strengthened, it is a kind of money laundering with gold.
] up to 5 people.
The amount of damage exceeded 500 million won.
The police arrested a 59-year-old Mo Lim, who acted as a carrier for a voice phishing organization, on charges of fraud.
In addition, we are expanding the investigation, believing that there will be more similar cases in the metropolitan area.
(Video coverage: Choi Dae-woong, video editing: Jeon Min-gyu, CG: Kang Kyung-rim)Keywords: