police have identified a clandestine “Bank of Russia”, is actively used in their work IT technology and managed to print about 1 billion counterfeit rubles
the Official site of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation high-Quality fakes produced in Nizhny Novgorod and delivered in almost all regions of Russia, using the Internet resource Hydra and its “mirror”, regularly blocked by Roskomnadzor
the Official site of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation
police have identified a clandestine “Bank of Russia”, is actively used in their work IT technology and managed to print about 1 billion counterfeit rubles. According to “Kommersant”, the high-quality fakes produced in Nizhny Novgorod and delivered in almost all regions RF using the Internet-resource Hydra and its “mirror”, regularly blocked by Roskomnadzor. The criminal organization consisted of a few dozen people, none of whom didn’t personally know each other.
Criminal case under part 3 of article 186 of the criminal code (production, storage, transportation or sale of counterfeit money or securities) were filed last year by the police of Tatarstan, where it was first discovered counterfeit banknotes. After this fake money, similar to those that were seized in Kazan, began to appear in many regions of Russia. As they say participated in the operational activities the staff of the Main Directorate of economic security and counteraction of corruption (Guebipk) Ministry of internal Affairs to document the activities of the members of this criminal group was very difficult. For conspiracy, all the participants communicated exclusively through periodically blocked by Roskomnadzor “mirror” of the online resource Hydra, which can be accessed only through the Tor connection and the installed program does not allow to identify IP addresses. Thus, the accomplices knew each other only by correspondence, and nicks. Distribution of fakes was also carried out through specially equipped hiding places.
to go to the organizers of underground business employees Guebipk, their colleagues from Tatarstan and other regional entities have been using several rank and file distributors. After their interrogation was detained 25-the summer Muscovite Yulia Isayeva and her same age, a resident of Balashikha near Moscow Alexander Porhunov. It became known that Porkhunov was the Creator of the online stores on the site Hydra, through which was the counterfeit money, Isayev also engaged directly in sales. Wholesale party (500 thousand rubles) went for 10-15% of face value. But a basic income would bring a small party – from 10 thousand to 150 thousand, which enjoyed the greatest demand in the regions, and the counterfeiters, they could buy 30% of face value.
After buyingtel paid for through Unallocated cryptocurrency wallet on the same Hydra from Moscow on forged passports were sent a batch of counterfeit money. Accomplices of the counterfeiters did bookmark the caches, located in a deserted forested area and passed the coordinates to the customers that spoke only through Hydra.
the identity of the organizers of the underground business and direct producers of counterfeit money were able to establish only in the spring of this year. They were three residents of Nizhny Novgorod region Oleg Efimov, Ivan Averof and Andrey Skvortsov, the detention which took place at the power support of the squad of police special forces “Grom”. During the search they seized two sets of printing equipment used to produce counterfeit money is very high quality, color laser printers, laptops, layouts, cuts, laminator, yarns for bonding in the bill and preset images of coats of arms.
it is Reported that the criminal group existed for about a year and during that time managed to make more than 3 thousand transactions on sale of the counterfeit money. In total, the counterfeiters could have made it to print and run to the turnover of approximately RUB 1 billion par value of 5 thousand, 2 thousand and 1 thousand. While a fake could not identify even the detectors in the stores.
All of the detainees now in custody. In addition to the initial article 186 of the criminal code the other day they were charged with committing much more serious crimes – organization of criminal community or participation in it (part 1 and part 2 of article 210 of the criminal code). The defendants in this criminal case are several dozen manufacturers, distributors and buyers of counterfeit money from almost three dozen Russian regions. According to some, most of them, including the organizers, have already pleaded guilty, the case is going to be passed to the investigation Department of the Ministry of internal Affairs.
a Similar incident happened in February last year, when the FSB jointly with the MVD detained a 30 Uchastnikov criminal community, engaged in the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit banknotes of high quality in 20 regions of Russia. The participants of the interregional criminal community operated on the territory of the Moscow region and Dagestan. The implementation of large quantities of forgeries was carried out in 20 industrialized regions, resource support of community activities carried out abroad.
30 community members were found and seized a significant amount of counterfeit bills, processing equipment, and plates for printing money, the means of reproduction of the security elements of banknotes. According to the facts police initiated 9 criminal cases under part 3 of article 186 of the criminal code (production, storage, transportation or sale of counterfeit money or securities, committed by an organized group). Sanctions of this article provide till 15 years of imprisonment.
For the first nine months of 2018 the turnover of the seized more than 29.7 thousand counterfeit banknotes and coins of the Bank of Russia and foreign banknotes. The main object of attacks of counterfeiters in 2018 were banknotes of 5000 rubles.
the Greatest number of crimes classified under article 186 (“Manufacture, storage, transportation or sale of counterfeit money or securities”) of the criminal code of the Russian Federation, registered in Moscow and Moscow region, Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region, Krasnodar region, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Tula, Volgograd and Rostov regions.
At the beginning of September 2018 in Russia ATM is temporarily stopped accepting five-thousandth notes because of the massive stuffing of counterfeit banknotes of this denomination. As reported, the damage from fraudulent activities could amount to several million rubles.