Hardened swindlers robbed Children of War
The fraudsters came from Rostov-on-Don, but carried out their criminal activities in Moscow.
Russian security forces have detained a gang of hardened criminals, who made profit off of simple-hearted elderly people. The scammers were originally from Rostov-on-Don, but carried out their criminal activities in Moscow.
The MIA press service told the CrimeRussia that a special operation was carried out by joint forces of the MIA department in the Moscow Southern Administrative District and their colleagues from the MIA Criminal Investigation Department in the Rostov region. The Moscow Special Police Force (OMON) assisted them during the arrest.
Previously, investigators established that two residents of the Rostov region posed as social workers and deceived retired citizens. They called and informed the elderly people that they fell under the Children of War state program and thus were entitled to a large sum of social payment. Swindlers asked the pensioners to give them the code and number of their bank cards, allegedly for the transfer of money. The elderly people were happy to provide them with the required information and soon after found that all of their deposited funds had been stolen.
Employing this scheme, the perpetrators deceived 20 pensioners on more than 500 thousand rubles.
During the searches at place of their residence, law enforcers seized mobile phones, a laptop with a database, as well as a bank card used for the scams.
A criminal case has been initiated against the detained under part 2 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code. They have been transferred from Rostov to Moscow and taken into custody.
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