Tyumenka became a victim of a fraudster who, under the guise of an investigator of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, helped her take out loans for herself and transfer him 5.1 million rubles. This was reported by the press service of the regional prosecutor’s office.
“Under the pretext of preventing unauthorized withdrawal of money, the caller invited the victim to apply for a loan on her own and transfer the money to a certain “safe account.” Following the instructions, the Tyumen woman obtained loans from various banks and transferred money in the amount of 5.1 million rubles to accounts indicated by an unknown person,” the department’s press service wrote in its Telegram channel.
According to the press service, the fraudster introduced himself as an investigator of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. During a telephone conversation, he addressed the victim by name and patronymic and reported that the scammers were allegedly trying to write off money from her bank account, as well as apply for a loan in her name.
Based on this situation, the investigative authorities opened a criminal case under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Fraud”). The prosecutor’s office of the Central Administrative District of Tyumen organized supervision over the progress and results of the investigation.
Earlier in the week, 104 residents of the Tyumen region became victims of scammers. The total amount of stolen funds exceeded 30 million rubles, added the press service of the regional prosecutor’s office.