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Cyber Police expose embezzlement scam targeting military personnel in Ukraine

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In a joint operation, the cyber police of the Zaporizhia region and the regional police investigators have successfully exposed an elaborate embezzlement scam, leading to the arrest of a 30-year-old resident of Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine.

The fraudulent scheme involved the perpetrator providing military personnel with bank card details, masquerading as a third party. Under the guise of offering expedited services for combat participant passports, the attacker deceived the defenders who were authorized to issue such certificates. Subsequently, the victims transferred money to the imposter in the belief that they were making legitimate payments for the required documents.

According to reports, the impersonator managed to defraud 15 victims, amounting to over a million hryvnias in losses.

In response to this criminal activity, the authorities have initiated criminal proceedings under Part 2 of Article 190 (Fraud) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The implicated individual faces potential legal sanctions, including a fine ranging from three thousand to four thousand non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens, correctional work for one to two years, restriction of freedom for up to five years, or imprisonment for up to three years.

The suspect has already been informed of the suspicion against them, and the legal process will proceed to ensure justice is served.

This incident highlights the importance of cyber vigilance and serves as a reminder for military personnel and citizens alike to remain cautious while conducting financial transactions online. The collaboration between the cyber police and regional investigators demonstrates their commitment to safeguarding the public against cybercrime in Ukraine.

For further updates on this developing story, stay tuned to Internetintelligence.eu.

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