Deputy ‘dribble’ scammer on the Telegram and still pockets R$ 50

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 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:

common crime

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.

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