Deputy Luis Miranda (DEM-DF) managed to “dribble” a coup plotter and pocketed R$ 50 after being the victim of an attempted coup on the Telegram. The congressman told details about the case on Wednesday (4) in an interview with Newspaper.
According to Miranda, a person contacted him by cell phone saying that he was the former president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ). Maia, however, had said last Friday (30) on Twitter that her cell phone was hacked and her Telegram account hacked.
The scammer asked Miranda for a transfer of BRL 20,000, who decided to tell the person that the bank transfer cost BRL 50. The politician then asked the criminal to transfer the BRL 50 so that he could transfer the BRL $20K.
The criminal is sending messages to my contacts impersonating me on the Telegram. I’ve already contacted @telegramBrasil @telegram and I’m waiting for a position from the application.
— Rodrigo Maia (@RodrigoMaia) July 31, 2021
The criminal in question ended up depositing the money and was unmasked by Miranda. “Bandit, not with me,” said the audio sent by the congressman to the coup-monger.
“I’m very calm and cold. The guy asked for R$ 20 thousand, I took him, saying that because of the R$ 50 I wouldn’t be able to, only on Monday. I was trying to get rid of him, so he pressed me and I sent him to deposit. “, reported to leaf.
Subject on social media
The subject went viral and yielded a lot on social networks this Thursday morning. (5) Many people recalled the fact that Luis Miranda was the deputy who was at the CPI of Covid-19 in the Senate and revealed that the leader of the Bolsonaro government in the Chamber, Ricardo Barros (PP-PR), was appointed by the president of the Republic to address a corruption scheme in the Ministry of Health.
Check out, below, some publications on the subject on Twitter:
They invaded Rodrigo Maia’s cell phone.
They sent a message to Luis Miranda asking for R$ 20 thousand.
Miranda realized the blow and said that the bank charged a fee of R$50 for the transfer.
The criminals made the transfer and lost money.
— Samuel Pancher (@SamPancher) August 5, 2021
You have to be very innocent to try to scam Luis Miranda USA https://t.co/ILurnd86Gd
— Helder Maldonado (@helmerdonado) August 5, 2021
The news is that they tried to give Luís Miranda a coup by posing as Maia.
Look at Miranda!
A man with a controversial history in this regard, and who has had a knife to the Republic’s neck for a month.
And he gave a R$50 counterattack to the coup-man. pic.twitter.com/erSsnmA22o
— Jairme’s Vaccine Race ?? CPI returns on August 3rd! (@jairmearrependi) August 5, 2021
BRAZIL 2021: The guys invaded Rodrigo Maia’s cell phone, sent a message to Luis Miranda and asked for 20 thousand.
Deputy connected with the coup and said that the bank charges 50 reais to make a transfer.
The scammers deposited the amount and stayed in Loss ?? pic.twitter.com/dNPrpMZM0t
—Lazaro Rosa ??????? (@lazarorosa25) August 5, 2021
Brazil is being carried by this great SEVEN that is Luis Miranda hahaha https://t.co/jxzrVoTPZw
— Alcysio Canette (@alcysio) August 5, 2021
And this wasn’t the first case of a recent “hit the scammer”. In May, a woman told on Facebook the case of how she managed to deceive a criminal who was posing as a friend on WhatsApp and asking to borrow R$ 980. In the end, she managed to pocket R$20.
This type of crime, which has become more and more common, is called “account takeover”. Through the so-called social engineering, which are actions that deceive people, criminals manage to deceive victims and pretend to be friends, relatives or acquaintances to borrow money.
Kaspersky security expert Fabio Assolini recommends contacting the person who asked for money by phone to confirm the authenticity of the order and take protective measures, such as enabling two-factor authentication on mobile phones, computers, and -mails and all other accounts.