A resident of the Magadan region transferred 17 million rubles to cryptocurrency scammers

A 46-year-old resident of the village of Sokol, located near Magadan, turned to the police with a request to find scammers who defrauded him of 17 million rubles under the pretext of investing in digital assets.

The scheme is quite standard – in December 2022, a man received a call from an unknown person who offered to make money on cryptocurrencies. To do this, it was necessary to invest in their investment company, and the more investments, the more profit was promised.. With the help of a trader named Kirill, a resident of Sokol bought USDT stablecoins and replenished wallets registered to third parties abroad.

Of course, when the unfortunate investor tried to withdraw profits, he got nothing.. Of the total amount of 17 million rubles, the victim turned out to owe 10 million rubles – he attracted loans and loans to get a quick income. 7 million he transferred from personal funds.

It is interesting that a resident of the Magadan region himself has repeatedly heard about such frauds, but an unknown “employee of an investment company” managed to convince the victim to invest his money. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Magadan opened a criminal case under part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud on an especially large scale).

Recently, it was reported about a resident of Tobolsk, who lost 5.6 million while trying to invest in digital assets.