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A resident of the city of Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo Region, took out several loans, mortgaged an apartment and transferred 6.7 million rubles to scammers who promised to help invest in cryptocurrency.
A 54-year-old woman contacted the police. Shortly before that, a man called her and introduced himself as an analyst for a large energy company. He offered the victim additional income by investing in cryptocurrency. The victim agreed, because she wanted to make repairs in her apartment and buy a cottage. The irony is that the victim of the scammers holds the position of an economist in one of the organizations in Novokuznetsk.
To buy cryptocurrencies, a woman installed an application on her mobile phone and began transferring funds to a special trading platform. Moreover, the scammers even organized a seven-day “investment training course”. During the training, the victim was promised a significant return.
Seeing the prospect of high profits, the Novokuznechanka issued loans and credit cards in four banks, pawning her own apartment. For a month and a half of “successful investments”, the victim of fraudsters made 23 money transfers for 6.7 million rubles. When she tried to withdraw the funds, she did not receive anything and contacted the police.
Law enforcement agencies of Kuzbass opened a criminal case under part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Fraud”. Criminals face up to ten years in prison. If they can be found.
Recently, the police managed to detain a cryptocurrency scammer from Krasnodar, who deceived a 22-year-old resident of the Volgograd region for 1 million rubles.
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