“Internet groom” deceived single women in Moscow for more than 25 million rubles

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Metropolitan police officers have completed a criminal investigation against a man who is accused of extortion in the total amount of more than 25 million rubles from women on the Internet. This was announced on Saturday, October 17, by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia with reference to its official representative Irina Volk.

According to the investigation, the accused got acquainted with his victims on a free dating site and corresponded with them under an assumed name. After some time, in order to gain confidence in women, he invited them to live together and get legally married, and then asked them for money, allegedly in order to develop their joint business. The “brides” took out loans and transferred money to the swindler, and he, having received the funds, stopped communicating.

“It also turned out that the accused extorted money from one of the victims, threatening her and her family with physical violence,” the department said.

The total amount of damage from the activities of the accused exceeded 25 million rubles. Investigators established the circumstances of ten episodes of extortion, in which the man was involved.

The criminal case has already been approved by the prosecutor and transferred to the Ostankino District Court of Moscow for consideration on the merits.

On October 16, in Bashkiria, two ex-police officers received real sentences for extorting money from citizens under the threat of “planting” drugs on them.

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