For the first time in recent years, there has been a tendency for organizers of financial pyramids and illegal forex dealers to go offline, specializing in investments in cryptocurrencies and settlements with them. This was reported to Izvestia on Friday, August 26, in the press service of the Central Bank.
The Central Bank clarified that so far the percentage of such schemes is not large.
“Illegals organize offices to provide their clients with more opportunities to replenish trading accounts or deposit funds into a “cryptocurrency project”, regardless of internal and external ones,” the regulator’s press service explained.
The Central Bank told how this scheme works: fraudsters can offer the client to visit the office in order to personally transfer the login credentials to the closed site, or they offer to trade directly in the offices on supposedly special servers with access to international trading platforms.
“Potential victims are offered to replenish the account in cash, or to make an independent exchange of funds on various, most often recommended by illegal immigrants, cryptocurrency exchanges,” the Central Bank noted.
Directly at the office, it is much easier to persuade a client to trade on allegedly special “closed” sites, where “there are no restrictions for citizens of the Russian Federation”, or to purchase shares / cryptocurrencies at a low “personal” cost, the press service of the Central Bank warned.
Read more in the exclusive Izvestia article:
“A personal calculation: crypto scammers return offline and reopen offices”