29th January 2023

Law enforcement officers blocked the work of illegal Call-centers in Kiev and Dnipro, in which about 300 people participated

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Employees of the prosecutor’s office, police and SBU exposed and terminated the activities of a group of telephone scammers who, under the guise of bank employees, deceived clients of various banks

The pre-trial investigation found that a criminal group had been operating on the territory of Kiev and Dnieper for a long time. Its members used illegally obtained client bases of Ukrainian and foreign financial institutions in order to withdraw funds from their accounts. To carry out the fraudulent scheme, the organizers rented premises in which they created illegal Call-centers, provided them with the necessary equipment and recruited personnel.

At the direction of the organizers, the operators of the Call-centers carried out an SMS-mailing about the allegedly unauthorized entry into the personal account of a client of a financial institution. After that, the operators called potential victims, posing as bank employees, entered into their confidence and received information about their bank cards. Using this information, the attackers withdrew funds from the victims’ bank cards and transferred them to settlement accounts controlled by the organizers.

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As part of the proceedings, law enforcement officers conducted a series of authorized searches at the place of residence of the participants in the criminal scheme and at the addresses of the location of Call-centers. Seized technical equipment, mobile phones, draft notes and other material evidence confirming criminal activity.

According to the investigation, about 300 people were involved in the scheme. The amount of damage caused and the circle of victims are established. Investigative actions are still ongoing.

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Source: Kiev Prosecutor’s Office

Vicky O. Torres

My name is Vicky O. Torres. I am a psychologist by profession, and I love my work very much. And in general, I am an active seeker of truth, silence and beauty of the world.

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