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In Feodosia, two «couriers» were detained — henchmen of online scammers

CrimeaPRESS reports:

Employees of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Feodosia detained two young people who acted according to the scheme “Your relative got into an accident.”

Three pensioners aged 83, 85 and 87, who became victims of telephone scammers, applied to the police department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Feodosia with a statement. The total amount of damage amounted to 500 thousand rubles. One of the victims, an 85-year-old local resident, explained that she received a phone call from an unknown person who introduced herself as a law enforcement officer and said that the pensioner’s daughter was the culprit of the accident and in order to avoid criminal liability, it is necessary to pay 500 thousand rubles. The excited woman explained that she had only 300 thousand, and at that time, the cry of her alleged daughter was heard in the landline phone, who asked for help. According to the instructions given by phone, the woman wrapped the money in a bag and handed it over to the courier.— told the details in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.

Two more elderly residents of Feodosia became victims of a similar fraudulent scheme. They gave 100 thousand rubles to the scammers through intermediaries.

During the investigation, the police found that the couriers were also local residents of 21 and 22 years old, who came to three different addresses in the city. As a result of operational-search activities, they were detained.

One of the detainees explained that in search of work he looked through ads in one of the messengers. Having found a suitable vacancy promising a big salary, he decided to invite his, also unemployed comrade, to get a job with him. Their duties included taking money from the addresses that employers named and transferring it to the specified bank accounts, keeping a percentage of the amount transferred.— noted in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.

On three facts, criminal cases were initiated on the grounds of a crime under Part 2 and Part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Fraud”). The sanction of the article provides for a maximum sentence of up to 6 years.

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