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A scam involving an order for digital equipment on a marketplace worth 16 million rubles was uncovered in Simferopol

A scam involving an order for digital equipment on a marketplace worth 16 million rubles was uncovered in Simferopol

CrimeaPRESS reports:

In Simferopol, a representative of one of the marketplaces contacted the police duty station with a complaint of fraud. The man told the police that he had identified a suspicious personal account of a client who placed orders for various products without actual payment.

Employees of the department for combating the unlawful use of information and communication technologies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea, together with colleagues from the Simferopol police, established the involvement of a 53-year-old local resident in the commission of a crime— reported the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Crimea.

The police found out that the suspect took advantage of technical problems with this online store to commit illegal actions. When placing orders, he used his personal account with an empty bank account. The attacker received the goods at 19 delivery points in various cities of the Republic of Crimea.

The involvement of a Simferopol resident in the theft by deception of about 100 units of expensive digital equipment and accessories for a total amount of more than 16 million rubles has been preliminarily established. A search was conducted at the citizen’s place of residence, as a result of which most of the stolen goods were confiscated,” the police noted.

An investigator from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Simferopol opened a criminal case under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The sanction of this part of the article provides for a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison. The attacker was chosen as a preventive measure in the form of detention.

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