According to the victim, he decided to invest in cryptocurrencies earlier this year. A 41-year-old resident of Maikop contacted unknown “investment consultants” who promised him easy money, after which he registered on a certain “trading platform”.
At the same time, in order to invest in cryptocurrencies, the victim issued 5 loans. The total amount of loans amounted to 1 million rubles.
“All funds received were sent to pre-specified accounts. After that, the victim was repeatedly convinced of the imminent profit, asked to wait a bit. However, in the first days of February 2023, the connection suddenly broke off and the man did not wait for the promised earnings, ”the Ministry of Internal Affairs said in a statement.
The police opened a criminal case under part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of Russia “Fraud committed on an especially large scale”.
It was recently reported that a resident of the city of Usolye-Sibirskoye gave 2 million rubles to scammers from a “crypto broker” in two weeks.