Fraudsters tricked with cancer in tens of millions of rubles

In Moscow, revealed a group of swindlers who were engaged in deceit of cancer patients, said the interior Ministry. The criminals created a website that simulates the page of the Research center of Oncology named after Blokhin. There they advertised medical services, and when patients contacted them, offering paid assistance for the services in this centre was provided by the medical insurance policy. The investigators have already set all included in the group of fraudsters and also victims of their actions.

“Investigators established that the attackers promised to people with cancer, cost of treatment in leading Moscow clinics. Then illegally received from each of them from 300 thousand to half a million rubles, — said the assistant Minister of internal Affairs of Russia the General-the major of police Irina Volk. — In fact, patients were treated on a common basis along the line of obligatory medical insurance. According to preliminary data, the damage has exceeded 10 million rubles.”

the Fraudsters acted on behalf of companies with catchy naming, said the TV channel “Russia 24”. To attract customers they have used a few sites that posted information about care hospitalization in any hospital of Moscow. The call centre staff conducted telephone conversations with patients, and managers interacted directly with the medical organizations.

the Police opened a criminal case of fraud on the part of 3 articles 159 of the Criminal code of Russia. The maximum penalty to 6 years of imprisonment. Two of the defendants while released on his own recognizance. Measure the four members of the fraudulent group is not elected.