• 12/07/2024 16:14

Fraudsters who profited from collecting money for the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be tried in the Dnepropetrovsk region

Criminals deceived about a hundred people collecting money for the Ukrainian army. The total amount of damage caused is 1.3 million hryvnia.

In the Dnepropetrovsk region, scammers who profited from collecting money for the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be tried

Detention of scammers in the Dnepropetrovsk region

under the guise of charitable organizations. In total, about a hundred people suffered at the hands of criminals. The amount of damage exceeded one million hryvnia.

“It was established that the accused found advertisements on the Internet about raising funds to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine and treatment of the military. Posing as representatives of international volunteer organizations or payment institutions, scammers from fake pages on social networks offered “help,” the Cyber ​​Police said in a statement.

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To transfer funds, usually from Poland to zlotys, the attackers suggested that victims take certain actions, supposedly to convert the funds. In fact, the scammers stole personal and banking data, with the help of which they entered the victims’ Internet banking and withdrew money to controlled bank accounts. Cyber ​​police noted that last summer they conducted a series of searches at the residences and cars of the attackers. . Then they seized mobile phones, 300 SIM cards, computer equipment, bank cards, draft records, cash in various currencies totaling almost 800 thousand UAH, as well as 4 cars.

Investigators found that the defendants took possession of the funds of almost 100 residents from different regions of Ukraine. The total amount of damage caused is 1.3 million hryvnia.

Currently, all members of the criminal group are in custody. Law enforcement officers completed the investigation and sent an indictment to the court under Part 4 of Art. 185, part 4 art. 190, part 1 art. 362 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. They face up to eight years in prison.

  • In the Ternopil region, a fraudster was exposed who was allegedly collecting money for the treatment of children and military personnel. The man created several fake accounts and through them distributed advertisements on Facebook to raise funds for help.
  • Also recently, the national police, together with Czech law enforcement officers, detained cyber fraudsters who stole from foreigners. Attackers through a network of phishing call centers in Kyiv deceived dozens of foreigners for about three million hryvnia.
  • In January of this year, the cyber police exposed a scheme in which fraudsters deceived more than a hundred Ukrainians and stole a million hryvnia from their accounts.

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