The most common forms of phishing are, then, the contact of strangers posing as old relatives, calls to landlines, purchases within online games, scams to companies and applications with the possibility of online purchases.
The Zanoli case
Uruguay was marked by what happened with Lucas Zanolli, an 18-year-old who wanted to sell his car through a shopping app. The outcome of the scam in which I was going to fall culminated in his death. He was killed after going to show the vehicle, which had been for sale since the beginning of December 2021 in Montevideo. The next day, They found his body outside a house in the neighborhood where the alleged scammer lived.
“The information we have is that It was agreed to see the car. Not once, but several times. In the last instance they went out to test the car and there the GPS signal is already lost, ”said prosecutor Edelman, in charge of the case, to The Daily. He commented that the fact that the objective was to steal the car aggravates the case.
There was no previous link between the murderer and Zanolli, sOnly the conversation they had through social networks and that was essential for the Police when capturing him.
“Your name was contacted. The family and friends acted quickly, and the Police and the Prosecutor’s Office also acted quickly and that was what made it easier to find him,” Edelman said.