A 48-year-old city dweller contacted the police station on duty in Smolensk. The man was tricked into buying on the website.
Smolyanin found an advertisement for the sale of sawn timber. The price suited him. To conclude a deal, the citizen contacted the seller.
He made a 100% advance payment of 97 thousand rubles to the seller’s account.
But the goods did not arrive at the agreed time. The citizen realized that he had fallen for the trick of the malefactor.
A criminal case was initiated on fraud under Part 2 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The maximum sentence is up to five years.
Requests have already been sent to the bank about the movement of money on the applicant’s account.