17 December 2021 Friday. 13:10:08 UTC
Romance fraud syndicate.
Female victims met criminals on Tinder then communicated by WhatsApp on numbers that kept changing, numbers used include; +44 7868 721920, +44 7778 038754,+44 7868 688179. Criminals using stolen identity of a handsome middle aged male surnamed Russo, purportedly working IT sector on military contracts around the world. Criminals used email address [email protected]. One tactic used by criminals was to fake a robbery while on a voice call, lots of shouting and yelling in background, later criminal contacts victim purportedly from hospital, needs medical fees since he was robbed and bank accounts frozen and credit cards stolen. Criminals used various pretexts to persuade victims around the world to transfer money from other victims as a money laundering technique.
BTC wallets used were;