Fraudsters are sold in “VKontakte” dummies iPhone




Three criminal cases opened against online fraudsters who sell through the popular social network in Russia layouts iPhone. This was reported by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Admiralty district of St. Petersburg.


According to the Fontanka , St. Petersburg filed three criminal cases against unknown person on h. 1, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud, that is theft of another’s property or the acquisition of another’s property by deception or abuse of trust). During the inquiry found that the fraudster, receiving payment from the citizen of 15 000, instead of the original smartphone iPhone 5c sent via Russian Post dummy phone.

As reported in the city prosecutor’s office, July 27, 2014 the victim acquired cellphone brand Apple in group social network “VKontakte” entitled «Apple Juice». In this group, he talked to people registered as Victoria Sokolovskaya. With it, he agreed on the cost of the phone in the amount of 15 000 rubles.

August 12, 2014, he received a notice from the Post of Russia, that the parcel arrived. At the post office number 10 in the city of Ryazan Street Bronnoj, d. 13, he received a parcel and pay for it on delivery. Coming home and having opened the package, the buyer discovered that instead of the smartphone in the box is empty casing of the phone.

When the victim turned to law enforcement authorities, it emerged that the police of St. Petersburg, at least two of the same application. In this regard, the Admiralty prosecutors put the investigation on its control.

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