The next victims of Internet scammers were two residents of the Volgograd region, who decided to buy a car through an advertisement on the Web.
On March 4, a 40-year-old Volgograd resident and a 36-year-old man from the Olkhovsky district turned to the Kamyshin police. They said that each of them found suitable ads for selling cars on the Internet.
Volgograd agreed with the seller to buy a VAZ-2115 passenger car at a decent price and transferred 15,000 rubles to him as a deposit. A resident of the Olkhovsky district also chose a car for himself and transferred an advance of 85,000 rubles to the account indicated by the scammer.
However, when the men arrived in Kamyshin for the cars at the given addresses, the sellers were not found on the spot. Realizing that they had been cheated, the buyers turned to the police, the press service of the Kamyshinsky intermunicipal department of the Russian Interior Ministry said.
Law enforcement is identifying the crooks, an investigation is ongoing.
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