Lawlessness of auto-scammers
Lawlessness of auto-scammers
In Moscow, a new fraud is flourishing, which can be conditionally called a "tea service". A group of respectably dressed scammers on a foreign car arranges an ambush in the courtyards of houses near large and busy metropolitan highways.
They rightly count on the drivers who prefer to go around the traffic jams through yards.
When a potential victim appears, scammers play their performance.
"I decided to cut the way to Leninsky Prospekt through courtyards," said Alexander Reutov, a Muscovite in the courtyard, "I was driving through a narrow corridor of parked cars and saw a guy with a package in his hand climb out of the BMW and slowly walked along the road."
For a while, Alexander drove after him, but then decided to go round him. When he was passing a pedestrian, he heard the sound of a blow from the side of the right passenger door.
"When I stopped, this BMW drove up to me, and two more guys got out of it," said Alexander. "At that time the pedestrian was holding a torn packet in his hand, and broken porcelain cups lay on the ground."
Young people quite correctly explained to Alexander that they had gathered for a wedding for the best friend, bought him an expensive porcelain set and now, through his fault, the gift is broken. As evidence, they showed him a check from the store utensils on Leninsky Prospect, in which a porcelain service for 4,500 rubles was actually mentioned.
"On the door of my car I saw a scratch from the broken cups, so I pleaded guilty to this situation and paid them the cost of the entire service," Alexander said. "They left me the remains of the service to me."
What was his disappointment when it became clear that an expensive porcelain service was in fact a cheap work of unknown Chinese masters, worth no more than 200 rubles. Apparently, the check from the store was fake.
In a simple way, for 10 minutes scammers earned more than 4 thousand rubles.
This type of fraud is still an opening for the Moscow police. "While I have not heard about such a divorce, but I advise citizens to: invite the owner of the service to go to the police station and solve all the issues there," one of the operatives of the MUR advised the readers of Novye Izvestia. "I guarantee that he will immediately refer to the employment, reproaches you with callousness and will try to leave. "
Everyone has long known the basic methods of "divorce suckers" scammers on the track. However, the imagination of fans to earn money in such a doubtful way has no limits! We will analyze the tricks on the most basic points and consider our behavior in each case.
1. Standard setup. The driver is forced to rebuild in the right row, in order to skip a hurrying foreign car. The outcome is clear after all - perestroika, and another foreign car drives into the car. Immediately there are witnesses, the driver is offered to solve all at once, without causing a traffic police, and so on. After these cases were widely publicized, scammers seemingly disappeared. But actually it is not. If earlier the driver was offered to solve everything on the spot, now the "earnings" are carried out at the expense of the fact of an accident that is registered in the traffic police, and scammers receive constant compensation due to "their people" in insurance companies. And so do swindlers from one insurance company to another. But after all, the driver of the second car suffers. How to be? The main advice is to insure your own car.
Of course, this type of protection is not available to everyone. Therefore, we recommend the behavior on the road: if possible, keep to the right of the row (this, by the way, requires the traffic rules - in the free right lane to move in the right row), if you see the approach behind the car - do not rush to rebuild immediately. As a rule, when you approach the rear of the car at high speed, the driver reacts immediately and is rebuilt (especially when the high-beam headlights flash to you). Assess the situation. Scammers, choosing the way of accidents, now already provoke an accident due to the "dead zones" of the car - in the rear view mirror nobody is visible, and then it turns out that you simply did not notice and crushed the foreign car the front front wing.
2. Do you have hoods in your car? Scammers act simply. A hood is removed from your car (usually from the rear left wheel). On the rear wing, with a soft cloth, the area from the same side is wiped with a slight clamp. You begin to move, and after half a kilometer you are caught up by a car, whose driver in the window shows you a cap from your car. Stopping, you are informed that you are here, they say, in the traffic flow during the rebuilding car was crushed. Even the hood flew off. When you say that you did not notice anything like this, and in that case you agree to call traffic police officers, you are told that you escaped from the scene of the accident and caught up with you (that is, confirmation - 3-4 witnesses in the car of the "victim"), . And what is "disappeared"? This is right up to deprivation of rights! Do you need this? Of course, no, the more scammers are skillful psychologists. You will not have time to look back, as you will be convinced that you are guilty, that you are ready to pay for the whole repair, and immediately.
How to be in this situation? Call the DPS! Scammers "disappear" as quickly as they appeared, and even if they agree to call traffic police officers, say that you do not know how the accident happened, and do not consider yourself guilty, if only because another car also left the scene of an accident. Suggest the inspector to approach the intended place of collision (for example, the wing to the wing) and compare the height and distances of the damaged part of the scam car and your rubbed one (by the way, this can be done immediately, even before the arrival of the traffic police), then take a photo on the mobile phone (as a rule , the camera is not with everyone). Make a dozen two photographs from different angles. These photos will help you to establish the fact of fraud. After that, there will be no payments. "Victims" even before the insurance company will not reach.
In the described form of fraud, one more prevailed. The same scheme, but you are presented not with a neat dent, but with a small scratch made in advance. For a scratch with you require only 500-1000 rubles. They explain to you that it is much more profitable for you to pay this amount. And the arguments are well-founded: when you call DPS it will take up to 3 hours of your time, and then what? Then the insurance company will increase the rate of OSAGO for you by 50%, which in some cities ranges from 1000 to 3000 rubles. You need it? Of course not. It's easier to pay this unfortunate one thousand and to part, especially as there is no damage on your car. If you feel framed, deny the fact of an accident and call the traffic police (you can pretend that you are calling). Scammers immediately retired! According to estimates, one such car can "earn" about 20 thousand per day.
3. You shot down a person. How can this happen? You are moving at a speed of 40-50 km / h, and suddenly a man standing on the roadside gets on your windshield and falls to the ground. (At one time in the area of the market, an enterprising "comrade" did just that and repeatedly, while the GAI did not get through all the machinations and dodged the Dodgers). Fearfully? Of course. But the man was standing! Unfortunately, when there is a hit on the windshield, the driver is completely lost, and then he will never remember the details, so the next thing happens next. The victim reports that you knocked him down, he has a broken arm and legs, and maybe even ribs ... You are asked to pay 5-20 thousand at once and not have any problems later. What to do? First, if you really knocked a person down, you have to answer for it. A person is alive, maybe there are fractures, and maybe not - but you have nothing to fear. Catch the car, send the victim to the nearest hospital, and call the traffic police (if you remove the car from the scene, to prove anything will be problematic). OSAGO assumes quite a decent payment to the victim, you will get off fine (if your fault is proved). Scammers, as a rule, refuse to go anywhere. In any case, it is necessary to take a receipt from the victim that he has no claims to you (you can attract witnesses, among whom, of course, there will also be fake ones).
4. You shot down the baby. This is a much worse situation than described above. It happens like this. You pass back, then you start and start moving forward, and you hear screams and knocking on the trunk lid. Do you know what you did? Backstage, shot down the child. No damage to the car, no scratches in the child, but the mass of witnesses speaks in one voice: you shot down the child. What did you violate? You started the movement and were not completely sure, you shot down a man, which is an even more serious violation. In this case, "parents" also require from 5 to 15 thousand rubles. They shot down a child, and now he has a trauma of something, plus fear and something else. If in this case, the case comes to court, in addition to OSAGO insurance (if there were injuries to human organs), parents may demand compensation for moral harm - the child is frightened, afraid of cars, afraid to go out, etc. The court will be on the side of the victim, especially as our law, even if the driver is not guilty, he must compensate the victim for literally all that is possible. All this is reported to you by legally competent "parents". This is a setup. Demand the call of DPS staff and sending the child to the hospital. This works and acts on the scammers quite strongly. You simply disagree amicably.
Dear drivers! The described setups are the main tricks of scammers. In fact, there are many more, and new and new appear every day. Never lose control. In any case, take a minute, and just sit in the car, calm down, analyze the situation, do not succumb to instant provocation and psychological pressure. Take photos with faces of all participants in the event, call friends and acquaintances to drive up and become witnesses of all that has happened! Good luck on the roads! Do not fall for the tricks of scammers! Protect yourself always and everywhere!