Not all Internet fraudsters triumph over Novgorodians, the police are working on the victims’ statements, there are also cases of criminals being punished.
So, on November 3, 2022, the Novgorod District Court issued a guilty verdict to a resident of Naberezhnye Chelny, who was found guilty of secretly stealing someone else’s property from a bank account.
On July 21, 2021, this person found on the website Avito.ru an advertisement for the sale of a washing machine for 2,000 rubles, published by a resident of Novgorod, who would later be recognized as a victim. They are then connected via WhatsApp and the buyer asks the seller for the card details that will be used to pay for the purchase. And the fraudster managed to convince the victim that he needed a password from the SMS message to transfer funds …
Thus, the attacker entered the personal account of the resident of Novgorod and gained illegal access to his two bank accounts for settlement. After that, the fraudster only had to transfer funds to his checking account. The total amount stolen as a result of such an operation amounted to 52,700 rubles.
At the trial, the defendant fully pleaded guilty to this crime. He also repents for what he has done, apologizes to the victim, voluntarily compensates for the damage caused.
Therefore, the court sentenced a resident of Tatarstan to imprisonment for a term of 1 year and 6 months on a conditional basis.