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Internet fraud: con artist sentenced to 3 years of jail

Date: July 02, 2005
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: CCRC staff

Novgorod City court has refused to commute punishment for the Novgorod local man charged of Internet fraud.

According to the Novgorod police department, a 38-year-old man posted announcements at several websites during 2002-2004 years proposing jobs. He hired Russian people on behalf of fictitious married couples allegedly living in Austria, the USA and France.

He asked the Russians to transfer large sums ranging from 3 to 5 thousand of USD
proposing tempting jobs. These funds came to the so-called anonymous virtual "purse". Certainly people never get their jobs and money back. He defrauded at least 22 persons.

The court sentenced the inventive "businessman" to 3 years of custody and $4,000 of reimbursement of damages.

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2005-07-10 09:46:14 - In my opinion the sentencement of 3 yrs... Advocate Aparupa Halder
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