In the Dnepropetrovsk area exposed the fraudsters who took out online loans to citizens without their knowledge

KIEV. On 13 June. UNN. In Dnipropetrovsk region cybersecurity of the security Service of Ukraine has exposed an organized group, whose members designed the online loans to citizens without their knowledge, reports UNN citing the press center of the SBU.

“Security officers together with the postal and telecommunications and the national police investigators found that the composition of the group consisted of nine residents of Dnipropetrovsk region. They hired “staff” call-center called citizens allegedly on behalf of mobile operators and “asked” personal data to unauthorized issue of duplicate SIM cards. After receiving the information, the cyber criminals via the Internet is made for these details the so-called “quick” loans and pocketed money”, – reported in SBU.

According to preliminary data of the investigation, during the period of “work” the attackers managed to take out loans on behalf of hundreds of citizens in the amount from 2 to 10 thousand hryvnia.

In the framework of the initiated criminal proceedings law enforcement officers conducted 10 searches in the place of work underground call-centre in Krivoy Rog and in the place of residence of the defendants. During investigative actions seized computer equipment with evidence of illegal activities and illegally made duplicate SIM cards of mobile operators.

Two active participants of group are detained according to article 208 Criminally-the procedural code of Ukraine.

Now the defendants reported suspected of committing crimes under part 2 of article 361 of the Criminal code of Ukraine (unauthorized intervention in work of computers, automated systems, computer networks or telecommunications networks, committed on preliminary arrangement by group of persons) and part 3 of article 190 UK of Ukraine (fraud committed in large scale, through illegal transactions using electronic computers).

Continue operational-investigative actions on establishment of all persons involved in the transaction.

We will remind, employees of the police exposed a group of people who were placed in social networks the announcement of the sale of nonexistent goods, and after making a customers prepayment for clothes – I have to add them to the blacklist.