After a severe crypto fraud in which a 41-year-old man lost around €10,000, two suspects have now been identified. They are a 31-year-old Albanian and a 43-year-old Kosovar. They will be charged with aggravated fraud.
The perpetrators allegedly contacted the 41-year-old Afghan via an online messenger service and persuaded him to make crypto investments on a fraudulent website. He was promised high profits in the process. Ultimately, he lost a four-digit amount to the scammers in the process. However, cybercrime investigators are now said to have caught on to them.
Police announced on June 27, 2022, that a 41-year-old Afghan man was the victim of scammers. The perpetrators had contacted him via a messenger app and persuaded him to register on a fraudulent broker website. On this, he was then supposed to invest in cryptocurrency. The 41-year-old was promised a lot of money. He invested just under 10,000 euros. The perpetrators transferred the money further and broke off the contract.
Two suspects have now been identified. They are a 31-year-old from Albania and a 43-year-old from Kosovo. Cybercrime investigators are said to have identified the two suspected fraudsters in an intensive investigation. They will be reported to the Salzburg public prosecutor for serious fraud.