Attention! A new type of remote fraud was revealed in Simferopol
The district police departments in Simferopol received a number of similar reports from sellers and employees of trade establishments in the city of Simferopol that they had become victims of a fraudster. The police, after analyzing the applications received, revealed a new scheme of fraud: a young man approached the victims with a request to issue cash in exchange for an online transfer of the same amount or tried to pay with a bank card that did not have money.
Thus, the victims gave the attacker their money, but received nothing in return. This type of crime is under special control of the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Republic of Crimea— noted in the press service of the department.
Police officers immediately took all necessary response measures, as a result of which the suspect was detained. It turned out to be a 22-year-old resident of the Krasnodar Territory.
It was established that a young man, entering trading establishments, turned to employees with a request for help: he reported that for some reason he allegedly could not withdraw money from his bank card and asked to give him cash, and in return promised immediately make an electronic payment for the same amount. To confirm his actions, the attacker, using an Internet program, generated false checks about an allegedly perfect money transfer through Internet banking. Since he did not actually transfer the money, he explained to his victims that he had a current account opened with a foreign bank, and the transaction could take some time, so there could be delays in the receipt of funds.
Receiving money from the victims, the young man was in a hurry to escape from the scene of the crime.
In one of the cases, a detainee went into a clothing store, chose a product and imitated a bank card payment at the checkout, knowing that he had no money in his account. And when it became clear to the seller that the payment had not gone through, the attacker had already left the premises and disappeared from sight.
At present, the police have proven the involvement of the detainee in three facts of fraudulent activities, and the damage caused to them amounted to 40,700 rubles.
The investigation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Simferopol initiated criminal cases on the grounds of a crime under Part 2 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud).
The sanction of the article provides for a maximum penalty of imprisonment for up to five years.
A measure of restraint in the form of detention was chosen against the suspect.
source: press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea
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