A resident of Altai wanted to conquer the cryptocurrency market, and lost 200 thousand

A resident of Gorno-Altaysk (Russia) was the victim of fraudsters, fraud and lost almost 200 thousand rubles under the pretext of supporting cryptocurrency trading.

As reported by the republican Ministry of Internal Affairs, a 43-year-old city dweller contacted the police, stating that a large amount had been stolen from her bank card.

According to preliminary data, a woman, being an active player on cryptocurrency exchanges, last year, as a result of trading, lost 16 thousand rubles. Then she decided to abandon the earnings of electronic money.

“After almost a year, the victim was called by a woman who introduced herself as a representative of a law firm that supported novice players on the stock exchanges. At the same time, the pseudo-lawyer assured that their joint activities would be formalized, and first asked to send her electronic copies of personal documents and then all bank details, which supposedly will receive considerable funds from participation in the exchange trading in the near future” – added to the Interior Ministry.

btcAfter receiving the necessary data, the attackers managed to steal a large part of the money from the victim’s card.

The numbers from which the fraudster phoned are registered in the Leningrad and Moscow regions. According to this fact a criminal case was initiated.

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