In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, a man transferred 4.5 million rubles to crypto scammers

An ongoing investigation into cryptocurrency fraud is underway in the Krasnoyarsk Territory after a 43-year-old individual from the Kuraginsky district fell victim to “investment consultants,” losing 4.5 million rubles.

According to law enforcement, the victim received a call in January from a woman offering an opportunity to invest in cryptocurrencies through a well-known investment platform. Intrigued by the prospect of substantial profits, the man, who had dabbled in digital investments before without much success, agreed to communicate via Skype with a “consultant” who assisted him in installing programs and provided guidance on their utilization.

Initially, the Kuraginsky resident invested 150,000 rubles. The scammers, undoubtedly aiming to lure him further, displayed significant profits in the victim’s accounts. Persuaded by the apparent success, the man decided to increase his investments, taking out a loan of 1.3 million rubles. As the numbers in his accounts continued to climb, he impulsively borrowed another 700,000 rubles and transferred his personal savings of 2.5 million rubles to the fraudsters. However, when attempting to withdraw his funds, an unexpected “error” emerged. Realizing the deceit, the man promptly reported the incident to the authorities, leading to the initiation of a criminal investigation into the case of fraud on a large scale.

Earlier this month, news emerged about another case in the Khabarovsk Territory, where a resident lost 3 million rubles in a similar crypto scam.