COVID Fraud: Cyber Police Denounced Resellers Who Deceived About 1,000 People
Cyber-police officers denounced a network of scammers who offered to buy anti-epidemic protection and deceived around a thousand citizens for a total of more than 3.5 million UAH.
It is reported by the national police.
“Cybercrime officers and investigators have taken steps to identify people who use the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraudulent activities, engage in the illegal trade of personal protective equipment, medical devices and carry out illegal activities in cyberspace, “said the report.
It should be noted that in general, 56 authorized searches were carried out in different regions of the country in collaboration with the investigative units of the National Police under the procedural direction of the prosecution.
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“It has been established that around 1000 people have suffered from the criminal activity of 40 fraudsters, who have suffered damages of more than 3.5 million hryvnias,” the police said.
In particular, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, two groups were exposed, which displayed thousands of advertisements for the sale of thermometers, medical masks, antiseptics and other anti-epidemic protection items on the Internet. After receiving a deposit or the full amount of the goods on the accounts, the ads were deleted and stopped contacting.
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The final amount of damages is established. The question of declaring an assailant suspected of having committed a crime under part 3 of s. 190 of the Criminal Code (fraud). They face up to eight years in prison.
In addition, law enforcement officials say that cyber police officers have blocked more than 32,000 fake accounts under cooperation agreements with classified sites.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru