GNR identified eight people for scams with MB WAY

Deepak Gupta August 12, 2022
Updated 2022/08/12 at 1:05 AM

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.

Recently, the GNR identified eight people for scams with MB WAY.

MB WAY is one of the most fantastic payment services. However, due to its simplicity in operation, fraudsters have been taking advantage of it.

The suspects, five men and three women, were identified as part of an investigation. In a statement, the GNR clarified that the suspects, five men and three women, were identified on Monday, as part of an investigation that was taking place, for fraud through the MB WAY platform, carried out by the Criminal Investigation Center (NIC) of Porto. of the GNR.

The GNR military found that the alleged fraudsters "approached the victims, inviting them to create MB WAY accounts, asking them to provide them with the access codes of the accounts created, subsequently withdrawing large amounts of money from the victims' bank accounts".

During the police investigations, it was possible to locate and identify the eight suspects, with 18 house searches being carried out, nine in homes and nine in vehicles, which culminated in the seizure of several bank cards and other documents related to financial activity, as well as various clothing. stolen

GNR identified eight people for scams with MB WAY

The action was reinforced by the Criminal Investigation Centers (NIC) of Braga, Cantanhede, Évora and Oliveira de Azeméis and with the support of the Public Security Police (PSP) of Porto.

GNR recommendations for using MB WAY

  • Do not accept payments through the application;
  • Whenever possible, conduct business in person;
  • Receive payments in person or via bank transfer;
  • Never receive instructions from strangers about payments by MB WAY;
  • Before using the application, always ask the bank for information about its operation.

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