- National police eliminated a large group of scammers
- They spoofed phone numbers and posed as employees of banks and government agencies.
- The criminals also ran a fake crypto exchange and investment platform.
The National Police of Ukraine (NPU) detained a criminal group, which, under the guise of “call centers“deceived the Europeans and our fellow citizens.
Employees of a fake call center pretended to be employees of government agencies, banks, etc. They “calculated» people affected by cryptocurrency scams and offered their help. The perpetrators then asked the victims to list “commission» for the return of cryptocurrency to wallets. As you understand, after receiving the money, the swindlers disappeared.
The group used high-tech equipment that replaces phone numbers. Therefore, the victims “highlighted” the real data of banks and government agencies.
In addition, criminals have created websites for fake trading of cryptocurrencies, investments in gold, stocks and securities.
During the search, the National Police seized servers, black bookkeeping, mobile phones and other material evidence.
The organizers and members of the gang face criminal liability under the article “grand scam“. It implies a prison term of up to 12 years.
Last week, the SBU for the first time blocked a crypto wallet that collected donations to finance the occupiers. They managed to carry out this operation thanks to cooperation with foreign blockchain companies.
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