Ukrainian Ombudsman Dmitry Lubinets, after the last large-scale exchange of prisoners of war, warned Ukrainian society about an increase in the number of cases of fraud. In particular, attackers are trying to profit from relatives of Ukrainian citizens who continue to be captured by the invaders.
As NBN reports, Lubinets wrote about this in Telegram.
Literally from Lubinets’s published message:
Be careful, scammers are using the extreme exchange of prisoners of war for their own profit .
According to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, on social networks, scammers pose as supposedly defenders released from captivity and promise to provide information allegedly about other military personnel whom they “saw” in enemy captivity. And after that, scammers begin asking relatives for money.
Lubinets also emphasized that scammers use photos and videos from “exchange 230” or from other exchanges in their profiles.
Finally, the Ombudsman called on Ukrainian society:
Don’t believe all this! Do not send money under any circumstances! After all, behind all this there are hidden scammers and bandits.
He also called on Ukrainians whose relatives are in captivity to contact exclusively officials and the resources of the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War.
Remember that we previously wrote about the large-scale exchange of prisoners of war between Ukraine and Russia.