IN MOSCOW A FRAUDSTER DECEIVED CASH MAHINE AND STOLE 1 MILLION RUBLES FROM IT

IN MOSCOW A FRAUDSTER DECEIVED CASH MAHINE AND STOLE 1 MILLION RUBLES FROM IT

IN MOSCOW A FRAUDSTER DECEIVED CASH MAHINE AND STOLE 1 MILLION RUBLES FROM IT
Law enforcement agencies of Moscow are looking for a fraudster who used counterfeit bills for the subsequent theft of funds through an ATM. The attacker deposited fake money, then transferred the electronic funds that appeared on his account to several other accounts, and then withdrew the entire amount from other ATMs.

The total amount of the damage caused exceeded 1 million rubles.

According to the Moscow headquarters of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the crime was committed at the end of April in the north-east of the capital. The fraudster first deposited counterfeit bills through an ATM, and then transferred electronic money to bank cards of other persons and withdrew the resulting amount in another place, reports RIA Novosti.

The incident was announced on May 12 by a representative of a credit institution, who filed a corresponding claim with the police.

At the moment, a criminal case has been initiated under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The punishment for such a crime is imprisonment for up to 10 years.

It is worth saying that according to the data of the Prosecutor General's Office, the number of thefts from bank accounts increased by a third during the pandemic, reports Izvestia. Moreover, about 70% of all fraudulent actions are carried out with the use of information technologies. Legislators are working in this direction, trying to protect people from getting into such situations, however, one cannot do without raising the level of financial literacy, say the experts. 

24.05.2021