In Russia, a group of persons, who introduced themselves as police officers, confiscated computing equipment from a resident of the Russian region of Chelyabinsk. They were fraudsters.
A 37-year-old resident of the village of Uyskoye in the Chelyabinsk region in Siberia fell victim to scammers and lost his mining equipment. A group of men arrived at his private house and, posing as law enforcement officers, demanded that the owner give up all the equipment. They argued that there was a court decision to seize the equipment, but the owner of the house was not allowed to read those documents carefully.
The owner of the mining farm gave his mining equipment to fraudsters, but then he called the police. That’s how he revealed that they were scammers. The amount of damage is more than 600,000 rubles ($8000 approximately).
The law enforcement agencies launched a criminal case (“Fraud”). Information about the initiation of a criminal case was confirmed by the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Chelyabinsk Region. Currently, police is trying to identify those swindlers.
In February 2020, seven men accused of stealing a mining farm were detained in the Chelyabinsk region. A group of seven residents of Chelyabinsk had been stealing scrap metal from warehouses in industrial zones of nearby regions for several years, until they found computing machines on the territory of one plant. They dug a hole under the concrete fence and entered the territory of the guarded facility. Having broken into a metal container, they stole 84 mining devices. They sold some of them through Internet, and placed the rest in a mining hotel in order to mine cryptocurrency for themselves.