MOSCOW, August 27. /TASS/. The police prevented on the territory of Russia activities of a large financial pyramid, the damage from which amounted to more than 1 billion rubles. As reported TASS, the official representative of Russian Ministry of internal Affairs of Irina Volk, the scammers operate in six regions of the country, the head center was located in Penza.
“It is established that malefactors 2012 attracted funds of citizens under the pretext of paying high dividends – up to 60% per year. Investors were promised that their savings will be invested in highly profitable projects related to the real estate market. No financial and economic activities of organization not exercised, and the payment of dividends was made at the expense of cash receipts from new customers. Only on the territory of six subjects of Russia operated nine branches, United by the common control centre in the city of Penza,” she said.
According to the representative of the interior Ministry, for involvement of investors in a fraudulent scheme organizers widely advertised their activities in the media. According to preliminary data, the number of victims exceeds 3 thousand
“Criminal case under articles 159 (fraud) and 210 (organization of criminal community or participation in it) of the criminal code. Four of the organizers and active participants of criminal group are detained. In order to provide compensation for seized 22 of the immovable property belonging to the defendants in the criminal case”, – said the Wolf.