Fraudulent scheme exposed
As part of the criminal proceedings, 24 searches were carried out at the place of residence and at the place of serving the sentence of the defendants in Kharkov and Sumy.
The SBU cyberspecialists exposed an organized group that defrauded several hundred businessmen for a total amount of more than UAH 1 million. Part of the funds was transferred to representatives of the Russian criminals. About this on Wednesday, March 31, reported Vladislav Abdula, head of the press center of the SBU in the Kharkiv region.
According to the intelligence service, the scheme was organized by two criminals serving sentences in one of the correctional colonies of the Sumy region. They involved several former convicts and their relatives in illegal activities.
“Attackers ordered consumer goods from entrepreneurs on behalf of fictitious persons. Delivery had to take place through a private postal operator with payment after receiving the package. access codes to personal accounts in the operator’s electronic application. After receiving the codes, the members of the group “tied” their bank card numbers to the electronic offices and appropriated part of the money received from the sales, “the message says.
As part of the criminal proceedings, 24 searches were carried out at the place of residence and at the place of serving the sentence of the defendants in Kharkov and Sumy. Means of communication, computer equipment and bank cards with evidence of illegal activity were revealed.
Suspicion was announced to two men and their accomplice. Investigative and operational actions are continuing to identify all persons involved in the transaction.
As previously reported, in Kiev three people were detained on suspicion of currency fraudwho opened a fictitious currency exchange office and defrauded the client for 54 thousand dollars.