Police detained group of swindlers who by deception got hold of nine million rubles belonging to two pensioners

“Criminal investigation officers of the IA Administration for the South-Western Administrative District of the MIA of Russia GA for the City of Moscow in the capital, as well as in the Tambov and Ulyanovsk regions detained members of an organized group suspected of fraud.

Two elderly women contacted the MIA of Russia Division for the Yasenevo District, reporting that they had received phone calls from offenders to their mobile phones who informed them on the payment of compensation for previously purchased goods. The unknown persons asked the pensioners to give their bank card numbers and codes that they received via SMS. Having fulfilled those requirements, one of the women discovered writing off of more than 2 million rubles from her account, the other – of over 7 million rubles.

The Investigative Unit of the Investigative Administration for the South-Western Administrative District of the MIA of Russia GA for the city of Moscow initiated a criminal case on the grounds of a crime under part 4 of Article 259 of the Russian Criminal Code. Criminal investigation officers detained four young men on suspicion of committing the crimes. With regard to two suspects the court selected a preventive measure in the form of placement to custody and two other were on recognizance of not to leave and to behave properly. The preliminary criminal investigation is on-going,” said the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Irina Volk.

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