Yalta police detained an Internet scammer — a «seller» of various goods
The duty unit of the Yalta police received several similar applications from citizens who were victims of fraud. According to the applicants, it is known that on the Internet they found websites selling goods at favorable prices, transferred funds to the seller, but did not receive the goods. One of the victims of such a fraudulent scheme was a 34-year-old resident of Alupka, who paid for non-existent goods for children in the amount of more than 8 thousand rubles. Similarly, a 43-year-old man living in Krasnoyarsk lost 27,000 rubles when he was going to buy branded tires.
As a result of the prompt response of the employees of the criminal investigation department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Yalta, the identity of the attacker was established, he turned out to be a 28-year-old previously convicted resident of Simferopol.
It was established that the attacker, having created three websites selling children’s clothing and car tires, promised customers that he would send a request for the delivery of purchases to a transport company, but for this it was necessary to transfer the full payment to his bank card account. After receiving the money, the young man provided fictitious documents on delivery as a guarantee and stopped communicating. On the sites, the suspect posted photos downloaded from the Internet— reported in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Crimea.
The suspect was detained by operatives at the place of residence — in Simferopol. During the search, mobile phones, SIM cards, a laptop, a computer and modems were seized, with the help of which the suspect accessed the Internet to implement a fraud scheme.
It was established that the attacker fraudulently took possession of about 160 thousand rubles and was involved in 9 episodes of illegal activity. A confession was received from the suspect.
The investigative divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the city of Yalta initiated criminal cases 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 person involved can face up to five years in prison.
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