The police began an investigation into the theft of 1 million 660 thousand rubles ($22.000) from a 65-year-old resident of Adygea under the guise of investing in cryptocurrency. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The victim was going to purchase shares of one of the major trading companies via the Internet, but the scammers convinced her to invest in cryptocurrency.
After that, she began to transfer large amounts to the attackers:
“The pensioner was sent screenshots of various pages with trading schedules and other information, supposedly confirming the increase in transferred funds,” the Ministry said.
The scammers found various excuses for the woman’s attempts to withdraw money. For example, they claimed that law enforcement officers allegedly froze the accounts.
After the number of funds transferred exceeded 1.6 million, the pensioner turned to the police. Investigators opened a particularly large-scale fraud case.