June 5, 2023

Russian lost 4 million rubles "in cryptocurrencies" after an unknown call

A resident of Kaluga became a victim of a telephone fraudster who, under the guise of an experienced trader, offered him make money on cryptocurrencies. This was reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Kaluga region.

On the advice of the attacker, the Kaluga citizen registered two bank cards in his name, with the funds from which the false trader was supposed to conduct trading operations on one of the cryptocurrency exchanges.

After the first installment, the attacker reported thatthe transaction was successful and proposed to continue "cooperation". "Investor" agreed and even took a loan for these purposes. However, when he demanded to pay him money, his “partner” stopped picking up the phone.

In total, Kaluga gave the fraudster more than 4 million rubles.

The victim contacted the police, the attacker was put on the wanted list.

Earlier, ForkLog reported that a fake program for cryptocurrency trading stole 400 thousand rubles from a Russian card.