San Juan – Two cases of fraud are being investigated by the authorities after complaints were received on Tuesday afternoon, at the Hato Rey Este and Hato Rey Oeste barracks, where two men alerted that they had been scammed out of thousands of dollars.
According to the first injured party, Ángel Gómez, on October 26 he received a call where they left him a message indicating that his social security number was blocked for “illegal activities”.
Later, a person told him that they had opened 21 bank accounts and that he had an arrest warrant from the city of El Paso, Texas.
Later, in another call, you are told that to protect your accounts you will buy six gift cards at a pharmacy and another 12 in Money Cash from a department store.
The complainant allegedly agreed and purchased the same with his debit card for a total of $ 9,000.
In the second case, the complainant, Manuel Antonio Olmo, indicated that by telephone call they allegedly informed him that his Apple and bank accounts were compromised and that he had to fix them so that they would not rob him.
Later, they told him to buy 13 Apple and Ebay gift cards, valued at $ 1,500, to fix the problem. The injured party alleged that the cards were purchased at various pharmacies.
Both cases were referred from the barracks to the Property and Fraud Division of the CIC of San Juan so that they could continue with the investigation.