Russian lost 4 million in crypto after an unknown call

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Russia fraud trader

A resident of Kaluga (Russia) became a victim of a telephone fraudster, who, under the guise of an experienced trader, suggested to earn money on cryptocurrencies. This was reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Kaluga region.

On the advice of the attacker, the victim 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 said that the transaction was successful and offered 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.

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In total, the victim gave the fraudster more than 4 million rubles ($65.000).

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

Earlier, a fake program for cryptocurrency trading stole 400 thousand rubles ($6.500) from a card of a victim.