Caution! Scammers again went on the road
To all the misfortunes that await motorists on the streets of Kiev, one more was added - auto substeps. This type of transport fraud, which was almost forgotten by drivers, which was widespread in the troubled 90s, re-emerged from non-existence. The current fraudsters have developed new original methods of withdrawing banknotes from the pockets of simple drivers. The latest know-how in this area is the "girl on the transition" scheme.
Girl on the transition
At the intersection of Vorovskogo and Yaroslavov Val Streets, at the intersections on the Lower and Upper Shafts, the noise on the right can be directly at a pedestrian crossing. The driver stops to skip the cars on the right, then very slowly tries to slip between the cars. Meanwhile, to your left, scam artists put their cars - so that there is no review. You are moving at a low speed to a crossroads through a pedestrian crossing, and then a young lady suddenly pops up to the left. It is almost impossible to slow down in this case, and your car slightly hits the girl. Bagirov says that some crooks, not wanting to risk their own health, kick a bumper with their foot or hit the hood with a hand - so that a characteristic sound of a collision is obtained.
The driver, who looked the other way, does not see what exactly happened. In a state of shock, confident that he knocked down a man at a pedestrian crossing, he gets out of the car. "The victim" shouts that there are forces, they say, the driver almost killed her.
Just a few minutes later, an ambulance appeared at the scene of the accident. Such an unusual promptness of doctors is explained simply - a fake ambulance. Most likely, she stood behind the nearest corner, waiting for her release in this performance. Pseudo-physicians examine the victim, allegedly ascertain a crack in the bone and take her to the hospital. A couple of hours later, the driver is called and says that he is waiting for a prison. Of course, you can solve the problem - you need to give the girl, who also works in a law firm, only $ 3-5 thousand.
An ambulance doctor who did not want to introduce himself says that it’s not so difficult to organize a lime brigade: “Now most of the carriages are created on the basis of the Foton vehicle — a considerable number of such vehicles are in private use. The attackers only need to apply medical symbols and an ambulance ready. " According to the doctor, there is a way and easier: you can rent a real medical car for several hours, which was handed over to the service station or written off. "The fake doctors arrive in the fake carriage. The ambulance staff is scheduled for up to a minute, and the changes will raise questions from the service management. Therefore, I doubt that real doctors can take part in such scams. But I’m sure that they will certainly advise fraudsters - otherwise the actions looked ridiculous, "says the medic.
Lexus vs. Pensioner
Pensioner Vladimir Olenchenko recently nearly fell victim to scam artists who work in a slightly different way. Turning from st. Zabolotnogo Ave. Glushkov, he heard a strange gnash and immediately began to slow down. A black Lexus without numbers approached him, from which a man dressed in a white suit emerged. The fancier began to lament, they say, just bought an expensive car and immediately ruined it. He immediately began to call the salon, who sold him a car, and then handed the phone to Vladimir Olenchenko. "The guy at the other end of the wire began to paint me: a damaged headlight would cost $ 1.4 thousand, the bumper needs to be changed - another $ 700, the locksmith needs to pay $ 50 per hour for painting - that is, another $ 500 ?, the pensioner remembers.
Having doubted the reality of prices, Olenchenko called his son, who works as a lawyer and is well versed in cars. Hearing the conversation, the swindler immediately declared, he says, he does not have time to stand here, so he leaves, and his security service will deal with the problem. “I tell him, give me your phone number. And he answers, they say, we will find you when it comes to. It is clear that no one called me,” the pensioner laughs.
Press down on pity
Motorists talk about another currently popular form of fraud on the roads. When the driver starts to take back to leave the parking lot, a car suddenly appears behind him and a collision occurs. From the affected car goes intelligent-looking polite lad. Starts crying that the car is completely new. The driver in this situation feels guilty, in addition, he does not want to spend a few hours on registration of an accident and call insurers. Therefore, he proposes to pay for damage on the spot, because the damage to another's car, as a rule, is not very serious - a maximum of a couple of scratches. Funder modestly calls a clearly underestimated amount of damage. The car owner is happy that he got off so cheaply, and happily gives back the money. Only here in a few hours the scammer calls and says that he needs to pay extra. So the victim can be milked more than once.
Some deft scammers prefer to steal things from the car when the owner is only a few steps away or even sits in the cabin. According to Konstantin Stogniya, a police colonel, most often such cases occur at parking lots near supermarkets. “A sheet of paper is attached to the rear window of the car,” Stogny says. “The driver sits in the cabin, starts the engine, and then sees an object in the rearview mirror. A person comes out to see what it is, often without drowning out the engine. For the moment the car owner goes to remove the paper, the attackers quickly get into the cabin, steal money or even steal a car. "
Funeers can distract the attention of the driver in other ways: to hook metal objects to the muffler or to pierce tires. Also, an easily dressed girl with a curvaceous shape can speak her teeth to a car owner. As a rule, she seems to be a non-resident and asks for a hint how she can find some address. The man is happy to try - begins to paint the beauty in detail all the way, but at this time the accomplice of the young lady imperceptibly “cleans” the car.
According to the traffic police