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Swindlers pretending to be police officers detained on Sakhalin

Swindlers pretending to be police officers detained on Sakhalin
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In the Sakhalin region, law enforcement officers detained two swindlers who pretended to be members of the security forces. They promised the entrepreneur protection in exchange for several million rubles.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs-media, one of the entrepreneurs engaged in the wholesale trade in fish products was seized with salmon caviar without appropriate labeling. After that, the check began. She shared her problems with a friend who promised to help: he, he argued, had acquaintances in the security forces who could close the issue.

Malefactors posing as law enforcement officers contacted the woman. They asked for three million rubles for their services. As a confirmation of service in the authorities, they sent her a photo of one of the defendants in the case in uniform - however, it was done with the help of a graphic editor.

After the entrepreneur transferred the required amount to them, the "police" demanded another million rubles. But his transfer took place under the control of real police officers and officers of the Russian Guard.

Now suspected of large-scale fraud are in custody. The investigation continues.

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