The scheme «Your relative got into an accident» works. In Yalta, a pensioner gave the scammers about 130,000 rubles
In Yalta, a 93-year-old local resident turned to the police, who said that unknown persons had fraudulently obtained a large amount of money from her.
The police found that the victim received a call on a landline phone from a man who introduced himself as a law enforcement officer. He said that the pensioner’s daughter allegedly got into an accident and money was needed to help the «victim». At the same time, the caller said that the relative of the woman was the culprit of the accident and insisted that a criminal case would be initiated if compensation was not paid to another participant in the accident.— said the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.
Soon a courier girl came to the victim, to whom the pensioner handed over 100 thousand rubles and 300 dollars. Only after that, the worried pensioner called her relatives back and found out that no one had been in an accident, and she had become a victim of scammers.
As a result of operational search activities, police officers in hot pursuit detained a suspected 31-year-old resident of Moscow. The operatives learned that the attacker, wanting to earn some money, agreed to participate in the criminal scheme “Your relative got into an accident”, the victims of which are most often elderly citizensthe police said.
The detainee received a message from an unknown person in the messenger indicating the address where sheYou need to pick up the agreed amount of money, and the account number for their transfer. At the same time, the suspect took her percentage of the profit from the transaction, which amounted to $ 300.
From the attacker came a confession.
A mobile phone and money were confiscated from the suspect. The investigator of the police department No. 3 «Massandrovsky» of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Yalta initiated a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under Part 2 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud). According to the sanction of the article, the suspect can face up to five years in prison.
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