A fraudulent scheme uncovered in Moscow, in which the attackers deceived people using advertisements for renting apartments, according to MVD Media.
As reported, the scammers rented apartments for a short time, making a small advance payment, and then under the guise of realtors rented the same apartment for a long term to new tenants, accepting a prepayment in a much larger volume. Then the attackers hid, and the owners of the housing and the citizens who settled in it had to figure it out.
According to the report, four men and four women participated in the criminal scheme. It is reported that they deceived a total of 10 people, and the amount of fraudulently seized funds amounted to about 500 thousand rubles.
Currently, law enforcement officers are conducting a criminal case under part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Fraud”) , while two detainees are in custody, the other two are under house arrest and under house arrest.