A 36-year-old resident of Novokuznetsk fell victim to cryptocurrency scams and lost a total of about 850,000 rubles in an attempt to invest in cryptocurrency, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports .
The victim met a certain girl on a dating site, who told him about making money on cryptocurrencies and offered help in getting started on the exchange.
The victim was supposedly advised by her uncle. Following his instructions, the man registered on two sites and transferred funds to the details indicated by the attackers. Most of them are borrowed.
After that, the attackers stopped communicating. Law enforcement officers opened a criminal case for fraud and began searching for suspects.
Earlier, bitcoin scammers lured out 850,000 USD from a Russian by phone .