The struggle for hash rate: again, fraud and theft of equipment for mining

As reported
edition VladNews with reference to the UT Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia on DFO, at the airport of Vladivostok was detained porters suspected theft of equipment for mining cryptocurrency.

According to the preliminary version of employees of traffic police, during unloading of the Luggage from the flight «Seoul/Incheon – Vladivostok», the movers stole three ASIC devices for cryptocurrency mining. The suspects were taken illegally appropriated the property for a protected area on private transport.

On the given fact criminal case under article 158 of the Criminal code of Russian Federation (Theft). The maximum sanction of article — imprisonment for the term up to five years.

Another case is now considered in the Omsk court, where a local resident charged with stealing two million rubles under the guise of selling hardware for mining.

The first Deputy Prosecutor of the Omsk region has already been approved for 54-year-old resident of Omsk indictment under article 159 of the criminal code «fraud committed in especially large size». The sanction on it provides till ten years of imprisonment.

«According to investigators, in the summer of 2017 the citizen, entered into a preliminary agreement with the person criminal case concerning which is allocated in separate manufacture, have placed on the website in the Internet announcement of the sale of equipment used for mining cryptocurrency. In fact accomplices such equipment is not possessed, and the ad placed with the purpose of misappropriation of funds of citizens», — stated in the message.

After they contacted the resident of Novosibirsk, who expressed a desire to purchase the equipment, one of the accomplices was presented by the supplier from China and asked the buyer to prove that he has 1.5 million rubles.

Gullible buyer asked his relatives to transfer in his name of 1.5 million rubles, and then transferred to the seller «to verify» their personal information and the transfer details. Further events developed very predictable, and accomplices forged documents, containing personal data of the victim and received money in the amount of 1.5 million rubles. Likewise, in August of 2017, the attackers stole the money from the buyer from St. Petersburg in the amount of 500 thousand rubles.

The next time you try to withdraw money one of the swindlers was arrested by the guards of the Bank and handed over to the police. He is now in custody and pleaded guilty. The second suspect is established.

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