Crime rate in Ukraine drops, internet fraud rate increases

Source : 112 Ukraine

Online frauds try selling fake security software
18:31, 21 April 2020

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The overall crime rate in Ukraine has reduced, but the level of internet fraud increased. The press service of the President's Office reported that after the briefing of Volodymyr Zelensky, the head of the state on Tuesday. 

In particular, the President claimed that the crime rate in the internet grew by 15 percent. He said that the online frauds try making money on selling fake security software.

"Ukrainians have to be extra careful and buy products, clothes and software on the credited websites, and all online platforms led by the frauds must be shut down", the President said.

Related: Crime rate in Ukraine drops by 30% amid lockdown restrictions

We previously reported that over the period of quarantine measures, the State Security Service of Ukraine revealed the identities of 207 web agitators who spread various kinds of fakes about Covid-19. Earlier, the SBU (Ukraine's State Security Service) uncovered bot farm with 5,000 accounts, which spread such fakes.

The current deadline of quarantine restrictions in Ukraine is about to expire on April 24. The Healthcare Ministry initiates the extension until May 12.

Related: Russia’s FSB detains Ukrainian citizen in Crimea, accuses him of espionage

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