Crypto scammers swindled almost 5 million rubles from two Transbaikal residents

Two residents of the Trans-Baikal Territory immediately lost money when trying to invest in cryptocurrencies – a resident of Sherlovaya Gora lost over 2.5 million rubles, and a woman from the Khiloksky district transferred 2 million rubles.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the Trans-Baikal Territory, two victims contacted the police – they had a common problem, although they “invested” separately.

A 37-year-old resident of Sherlova Gora received a call in early January from a certain girl who introduced herself as a representative of a crypto platform. She offered to make quick money on cryptocurrencies. The father of three children agreed and installed the specified applications on his phone, then he transferred 1 million rubles borrowed to the scammers. The victim was “processed” for more than a month and as a result, he transferred over 1.5 million rubles in several transactions.. Only then did he try to withdraw the funds, but, of course, failed.

A similar situation occurred with a 57-year-old resident of the Khiloksky district. She also installed a certain “investment application” and transferred about 2 million rubles to the scammers. She also failed to withdraw funds.

Investigators opened criminal cases under. 4 Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Fraud on an especially large scale.”

It was recently reported that a student from Belgorod lost 4.5 million rubles while trying to make money on cryptocurrencies.