Scammers sell non-existent mining farms to Russians
Scammers try to cash in on gullible miners
Fake mining farms were sold on regular sites with ads
Russians sell mining equipment
Immediately some cases of fraud related to the sale of non-existent mining farms and mining equipment, were recorded in Russia. Scammers found naive buyers on the Internet and offered to buy ready-made farms for mining cryptocurrencies at reduced prices. After receiving of money criminals disappeared.
Lured by low prices and favorable conditions
Most recently, a similar incident occurred in St. Petersburg. A resident of Moscow decided to purchase equipment for mining cryptocurrency, worth 150 thousand rubles on the website of one online store. After talking with the manager, the man made a 50% prepayment of 75 thousand rubles. After of this the phones of the online store stopped responding, and the buyer himself did not receive his order.
Without thinking twice, the victim of the swindlers wrote a statement to the police of Nevsky district. It follows from the statement that the buyer has made an advance payment for the selected item yet May 28. After making payment, the man received an electronic supply contract mail, which the already was signed by the seller. At the appointed time, the buyer arrived at the specified address to pick up the goods, but the store was not there. The scammers did not answer calls and letters. At this moment investigation is underway.
At the same time the trial ended in Oryol over swindler, which the sold a non-existent mining farm to a local resident for 222 thousand rubles. The swindler turned out to be a man of gypsy nationality, who is not the first year is engaged in Internet fraud. This time him Russian miners fell victim.
The criminal posted on the internet Kisses a series of videos about mobile crypto farms and offered to sell one of them. The announcement of the sale was posted on one of the popular sites. The seller offered a ready-made farm for mining cryptocurrency for a funny the price in 222 thousand rubles. Buyer found almost immediately.
At first, the offender convinced than an unsuspecting victim to pay 50 thousand rubles in advance for the goods. Then he demanded the rest. When all the amount was paid, the fraudster just disappeared and more did not get in touch. Law enforcers quickly figured out the offender and even petitioned the court to dismiss the case, because the accused for the first time committed a crime of average gravity and returned money victim in complete volume. Topics nevertheless, the judge remained adamant and imposed a fine of 70 thousand rubles.
Russians massively sell mining equipment
It is likely that now Russian miners sell old equipment to purchase used equipment from America and China. Besides Togo, as the co-founder of the consulting company Wattum Arseniy Grusha, s market retail miners who were engaged in home mining will leave. As he commented earlier, reduction in the reward for mining blocks will lead to to that, that small miners will leave the market, as mining bitcoin will become unprofitable for them. Competition between mining farms and pools will increase, and mining itself as an industry will cease to be domestic or amateur, but will become industrial.
According to the TokenInsight report, Russia has a record quantity miners – about 140,000 people. By this indicator Russia overtook China – there are just under 84 000 miners, Ukraine – 56,000 miners, USA – about 45,000 miners and Venezuela – about 30,000 miners. it means that Russia is an priority region for mining.
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