Criminals organized phishing “all-centers” on the territory of the capital and defrauded dozens of foreigners for almost 2 million Czech crowns, which is equivalent to almost 3 million UAH. As a result of the conducted international special operation, three organizers and five active participants were detained.
The National Police, together with the Czech law enforcement officers, detained the members of the criminal organization
Criminals created a network of phishing “all-centers” on the territory of the capital and defrauded dozens of foreigners of almost 2 million Czech crowns, which is equivalent to almost 3 million UAH. As a result of the second stage of the international special operation, law enforcement officers detained one of the organizers and eight members of the group.
It was established that the attackers created phishing links for distribution on Czech online trading sites. Their accomplices from fraudulent “all-centers” on the territory of Kyiv convinced foreigners to use fake links to pay for goods or services.
After people entered payment data on fraudulent resources, the information reached the perpetrators. Using confidential information, attackers withdrew money from the owners’ accounts to controlled bank cards or converted them into cryptocurrency.
On January 17, 12 searches were conducted in the premises belonging to the suspects in the territory of Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk region, with the support of officers of the special police regiment. Computer equipment, laptops, mobile phones, bank and SIM cards, as well as work records were seized.
The organizer and eight performers were detained in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. The perpetrators and their previously arrested accomplices were informed by Kyiv police investigators of suspicions, including additional episodes of criminal offenses.
Thus, the actions of the inspected are qualified according to the key articles of the Criminal Code, depending on their participation in the criminal offense:
– h.ch. 4, 5 Art. 190 (Fraud);
– h.ch. 1, 2 Art. 255 (Creation, management of a criminal community or criminal organization, as well as participation in it);
– Part 2 of Art. 361 (Unauthorized interference in the work of information (automated), electronic communication, information and communication systems, electronic communication networks).
The issue of selecting preventive measures for the newly identified persons is being resolved. Perpetrators face up to twelve years in prison with confiscation of property.