Another gullible Russian woman fell for the bait of crypto scammers – a 31-year-old resident of Omsk transferred over 1 million rubles to the “platform for earning on mining”.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Omsk region, a criminal case was initiated under Part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Fraud”. The police were contacted by a resident of the Central District, who saw a message in one of the messengers with the promise of a large and stable income on cryptocurrencies. She phoned the scammers, and the man on the other end of the wire said that he was engaged in mining and paid profits to investors daily.
The victim trusted the man and transferred 1 million rubles to the specified account. Of course, she did not wait for the profit. The scammers reported that the platform was hacked and you need to wait a bit – the funds are safe, but are in the process of being transferred to a new site. However, then the criminals blocked Omsk in messengers and stopped communicating.
The victim then contacted the police. Now law enforcement agencies are conducting investigative actions in order to identify the scammers. If they are found and arrested, they face up to 6 years in prison.
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