• 19/06/2024 07:29

The SBU and its Latvian colleagues exposed a call center that was swindling funds from investors in the EU

As a result of a special operation in Zaporozhye, Kharkov and the Dnepropetrovsk region, three organizers of the deal were detained.

The SBU and Latvian colleagues exposed a call center that was luring funds from investors in the EU

“Cyber ​​specialists from the Security Service, together with the National Police, the Prosecutor’s Office and law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Latvia, eliminated an international scheme to defraud investors of electronic exchanges,” says the press release.

As a result of a special operation in Zaporozhye, Kharkov and the Dnepropetrovsk region, three organizers of the deal were detained.

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The attackers created an underground call center, which operated under the guise of one of independent EU financial regulators. In this “status,” the scammers telephoned European investors in stock projects of online exchanges and offered them “investment protection.” owners invested funds.

The cost of such services was 30% of the amount of one investment. In addition, on the advice of the scammers, their victims had to install a specially designed mobile application on their own gadgets. It allowed the attackers to completely control the financial transactions of the victims.

Having gained access to private money, the defendants transferred them to their own bank accounts and cashed them out. Thus, the scammers hoped to defraud victims of millions in hryvnia equivalent.

SBU employees exposed the criminals at the “start” of their criminal activities, documented several facts of fraudulent manipulations and detained the main defendants.

As the investigation established, the organizers attracted seven more residents of Zaporozhye and Kharkov. Another accomplice is hiding abroad. During 14 simultaneous searches at the premises of the fraudsters, computer and server equipment, documentation, draft records and bank cards with evidence of the transaction were seized. 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (fraud committed on a large scale or through illegal transactions using electronic computer technology). They face up to 8 years in prison.

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