Police arrest five in operation against loan fraud scheme in Rio

Police arrest five in operation against loan fraud scheme in Rio
Police arrest five in operation against loan fraud scheme in Rio
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The Civil Police dismantled a sophisticated payroll loan fraud scheme and arrested five individuals in a call center located in the center of Rio de Janeiro, in an operation this Tuesday (2).

The location, disguised as a financial consultancy office, was actually the epicenter of a criminal network. The scammers pretended to be financial consultants, attracting customers by offering a credit card with supposed benefits. However, customers actually ended up taking out payroll loans without their knowledge.

After signing the contract, the scammers contacted the victims again, this time posing as bank employees, offering help in canceling the loan. However, to carry out the supposed cancellation, a bill was generated for the value of the loan, which was paid by the victims themselves. Believing they were canceling the fraudulent operation, they actually fell for another scam.

During the operation, various equipment was seized, including computers, notebooks and several cell phones, which will be key pieces in the ongoing investigation.

The article is in Portuguese

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