A pretend public sale rip-off resulted in a lack of round R$70,000 for 2 males in Brumadinho, within the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte. Criminals used a clandestine web site with the identical design because the official metropolis corridor web page to promote automobiles. After viewing the pretend automobiles on the web site, victims contacted a vendor through WhatsApp, who guided the sale.
In accordance with the victims, the fee was made through Pix and, after proving the quantity paid, the false vendor knowledgeable that the car can be out there on the Civil Police yard in Brumadinho. Upon arriving on the scene, the victims had been knowledgeable by the police themselves that it was a coup.
Safety technician Átila de Souza says he paid R$19,200.00 for a Volkswagen Voyage. He discovered concerning the public sale by means of the criminals’ Instagram web page, which directed him to the clandestine web site. After discovering that it was a coup, Souza went to the Civil Police station to file a report, however reported that the police refused to attend. “The policeman was unwilling, he did not need to make the report and instructed us to go to the police station in Belo Horizonte. I did not have the help of town corridor, I did not have the help of anybody. We find yourself freaking out,” says the sufferer.
Diego Santos, businessman and resident of Santa Luzia, was additionally a sufferer of the pretend public sale and suffered a lack of R$53,800.00. The acquisition process was the identical and, when he arrived on the civil police yard, he was knowledgeable that a number of folks had already fallen for the rip-off. Like Átila, Diego claimed that the cops current refused to file a report and recommended that he return at one other time.
In a word, town corridor of Brumadinho said that Justice has already been known as and that town corridor doesn’t have any energetic public public sale within the metropolis. In Could of this yr, town corridor launched a word warning concerning the coup, however, till the start of August, the web site was nonetheless out there. The Civil Police alleges that incidents of embezzlement had been positioned, however not one of the victims proceeded to the illustration. As it’s a felony motion crime conditioned to the illustration of the sufferer, as decided by regulation, the Civil Police’s steering is that the victims go to the closest police station to formalize the illustration, if they’re inquisitive about continuing with the deed.