The Kazan court started hearing the case of fraud with bitcoin. From February to April, four of the attacker deceiving captainvalor during the exchange bitcoin for rubles, writes «BUSINESS Online».
The defendants sought those who wanted to cash out cryptocurrency. During a personal meeting, they showed a cash envelope with the agreed amount, and the victims transferred the bitcoins to the wallet of the attackers. Then the crooks distracted the victim and changed the envelope with real money for the tickets «Bank of tricks».
Familiar with the case materials, the source reported that in this way the attackers seized 2.7 million ($40 thousand).
Once, when the scheme failed, one businessman was allegedly put into a car, taken out of the city, where the owner under threats reported passwords from cryptocell. The publication reports that the entrepreneur has lost 1.7 million rubles ($25 thousand).
At the moment, two crooks are in jail and two more under house arrest. Opened a criminal case under articles of fraud and robbery. To them threatens till five years of imprisonment.
ForkLog previously reported that in South Africa, the fraud was forced under torture trader to part with bitcoins at $59 000.