June 17, 2024

Copy-paste | Cryptocurrency lit up in the business of counterfeiters

Omsk counterfeiters have launched the sale of fake banknotes through cryptocurrency exchangers.


In October of this year, Omsk was unexpectedly floodedcounterfeit banknotes of various denominations. Over the course of several weeks, counterfeits of very high quality surfaced in several retail outlets at once, reports the Omsk news resource NGS55.RU with a link to information received from employees of the Department for Combating Economic Crimes (OBEP).

For ten months of 2019, a199 criminal cases under Article 186 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for the production or sale of counterfeit money. However, last month, law enforcement agencies recorded an unexpectedly sharp increase in the activity of counterfeiters, which is in no way related to seasonal fluctuations or other factors influencing this criminal activity. The clearance rate for these cases is extremely low. According to experts from the Omsk Department of Economic Crimes, new technologies have complicated the already difficult procedure for investigating such crimes.

Copy-paste | Cryptocurrency lit up in the business of counterfeiters

Cryptocurrency in action

Omsk producers of counterfeit banknotes are usingnew technologies to maintain anonymity and sell their goods to distributors exclusively via the Internet and exclusively for cryptocurrency. In particular, a potential buyer enters a specialized online store through the TOR browser to hide his location. TOP uses spoofed IP addresses, redirects and encrypts all traffic, and also blocks all kinds of trackers that monitor user activity on the Internet. Thus, a buyer of counterfeit thousand-ruble bills from Moscow or St. Petersburg disguises himself as a visitor from the USA or Switzerland.

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