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The Sevastopol police clarified the issue of «complicity in fraud.» On the topic, «I'm just a courier»

CrimeaPRESS reports:

Common eve news with the testimony (on video) of an accomplice of telephone fraudsters — “just a courier”, who came to the victims and collected money, caused discussion and even discrepancies. Say, «what to take from a peasant» — he «just worked as a courier.» The police of Sevastopol explained: it was not a «work for hire», namely complicity in a serious crime. There are severe penalties for this. In this case, up to 6 years in prison. Everything is spelled out in the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

A 53-year-old local resident was detained by the criminal investigation department on the territory of Sevastopol, who acted as a courier in the fraudulent scheme “Your relative is in trouble.” He took money from the victims at the addresses indicated to him by anonymous curators, and transferred it to accounts controlled by scammers. For his illegal activities, the courier received 10% of the stolen amount.

Currently, criminal cases have been initiated against the accomplice of telephone swindlers under Parts 2 and 3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Fraud”, he faces up to six years in prison. During the investigative actions, the person involved was chosen a measure of restraint in the form of detention— reports the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Sevastopol.

In this regard, the police of Sevastopol reminds citizens of the criminal liability that is provided for participation in such fraudulent schemes. In search of quick and easy money in instant messengers and the Internet, citizens can succumb to the temptation and become an accomplice of scammers who swindle money from city residents, including pensioners.

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It is worth noting that the maximum sanction for committing a crime under Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Fraud”) involves a penalty of imprisonment for up to ten years.

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