The attackers convinced the victims to invest money in a data center for mining cryptocurrencies, promising high returns, and then fled

Ukrainian law enforcers expose fraudulent mining investment scheme

19.07.2022 - 16:20

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What’s new? The Kiev police together with the Security Service of Ukraine exposed a fraudulent scheme under the guise of investing in mining farms. Four previously unprosecuted criminals convinced the victims to invest money in a data center for mining cryptocurrencies, promising high returns, and then fled with the funds received. Information about it appeared on the website of the National Police.

Information on the website of the National Police

How did events develop? Law enforcement authorities conducted a search, during which they found and seized system units, graphics cards, motherboards and hard drives. A criminal case was initiated under part 3 Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine - major fraud or fraud committed through unlawful operations involving computerised equipment. Attackers face up to eight years imprisonment.

Also, police officers are checking the offenders for involvement in the commission of other offenses in the capital.

Earlier, the Irkutsk police initiated a criminal case over the theft of cryptocurrency mining equipment worth over 100 million rubles. The victims gave the hardware to fraudsters, as they offered to place it in a special “mining hotel” with low electricity tariffs.

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