Chief Internal Security Department of the SFS of Ukraine informs that there have already been repeated cases of the incoming fraud messages through messengers in which unknown individuals extort money from business entities.
Furtherly, fraudsters call from the cellphone numbers (0660740764, 0996860718, 0669248237, 0661985663, 0666008162 and possibly others) like on the behalf of central government and territorial bodies of the SFS. In the course of conversation, they ask for money to resolve issues of checking or purchasing medical masks for the personnel. At present, such calls were recorded in Kyiv city, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Odesa regions.
We urge you to be vigilant, to be as careful as possible and not to give in to this kind of provocation. In case of receiving such messages and calls, please contact the law enforcement agencies and Chief Internal Security Department of the SFS by number (044) 590-27-73.
At present, the SFS is taking the firsthand actions to identify and hold those involved individuals in the distribution of this fraud.
- responsibility for extortion is prescribed by Article 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine;
- responsibility for fraud is prescribed by Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.