Man lost $15.000 in an attempt to buy cryptocurrency

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Law enforcers began an investigation into the theft of 980 thousand rubles ($15.000) from a resident of the Altai Territory, who became a victim of fraudsters in an attempt to acquire cryptocurrency. This was reported by the press service of the local Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The victim became interested in advertising crypto investments on the Internet. Subsequently, he transferred 130 thousand rubles ($2.000) and dictated his passport details to scammers.

Attackers issued a loan of 850 thousand ($130.000) in the name of the victim and transferred all funds to another account.

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Recall that two residents of Penza gave the attackers five million rubles ($75.000) in the hope of making money on investments in cryptocurrency.

Also, recall that a scam group based in Kyiv in 2019 lured out about $70 million under the guise of investing in cryptocurrencies and stocks. Its victims were thousands of people from more than 50 countries.