MB WAY is one of the most fantastic digital systems for money transfer. However, due to its ease, it is also used for scam schemes with high monetary returns for scammers.
In Portugal, for the first time, a scammer will be arrested.
MB WAY is the Multibanco solution that allows you to make instant transfers, online and physical purchases, generate MB NET virtual cards and even withdraw money through your smartphone, tablet or PC.
In Portugal there are more than 5000 victims of fraud via MB WAY. More than 2.3 million euros have already been diverted. The latest schemes, which have been revealed, indicate that con artists are now posing as well-known Portuguese companies - find out more here.
Young 34-year-old scammer to be arrested
According to JN, an accused who cheated victims using the MB WAY platform will be arrested. According to the newspaper, the Setúbal court issued the first sentence of effective prison sentence. Fábio Farias, 34, led a scam scheme in Setúbal for one year, and even when he went to jail for other crimes, he continued to deceive the victims.
According to information, the group managed to steal 40,000 euros, deceiving dozens of victims in transactions made on the internet and with combined payments over the phone.
The victims of the crimes were people with assets on the online ad platforms. The defendant approached them and said that he intended to make the payment via MB WAY. He informed them that they should enter the mobile phone number of the buyer, when, in fact, the number to be entered was the user of the application.
Once again we leave the alert for those who use MB WAY ...
- If you do not understand how the application works, refuse payment by this means;
- In case of doubt, ask your bank for information about the functioning of MB WAY before using it;
- Always try to do business in person if you are in the same geographic area as the buyer;
- Try to receive payments in person or via bank transfer;
- Never follow instructions from strangers to make payments via MB WAY.