I pressed the courier text… 400 million won evaporates in an instant ‘lightning’
A self-employed person pressed a link in a text message asking안전놀이터 for a courier address to be re-entered, and the police launched an investigation after receiving damages that 380 million won was withdrawn from their bank account.
According to a report by Yonhap News on the 26th, at 5:35 am on the 22nd, Mr. A, in his 60s, saw a text message on his mobile phone asking for correction because the delivery address was wrong, and clicked the link to the Internet address (URL ) .
Mr. A’s cell phone had no problems, but on the afternoon of the 24th, it suddenly stopped working.
Then, from 4:28 pm on the same day to 1 am the next day, about 383 million won was withdrawn through smart banking 29 times for about 8 hours and 30 minutes.
Mr. A, who was contacted by the bank at 9:00 am on the 25th, the next day, reported to the Busan Sasang Police Station that he belatedly learned that money had been withdrawn from his account.
Mr. A also took measures to freeze the payment of his account at the bank.
Mr. A said, “I need a bank one-time password ( OTP ) to transfer money, but I don’t know how the money escapes.”
Based on Mr. A’s statement, the police launched an investigation on charges of fraud using computers.