Police exposed fake offices of Tesla company in Kyiv

 Suspects posted information on the sale of securities of Tesla Corporation on their own Internet resource
15:37, 22 November 2019

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In Kyiv, the prosecutor’s office, together with the National Police of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine completed a pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings on the fact of illegal activities of two persons who acted from the fake representative office of Tesla Motors, Inc. on the grounds of criminal offenses. Press service of the prosecutor’s office in Kyiv reported that.

According to the investigation, in the period from 2017 to 2019, a number of companies were formed in Ukraine - pseudo representative offices of the American company Tesla Motors, Inc., using similar names. In addition, the suspects posted information on the sale of Tesla Corporation securities, as well as cars of this brand, on their own Internet resource.

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In fact, the suspects did not have anything to do with the corporation, they did not receive licenses to carry out activities in the stock market, and they did not make transactions with securities. These persons seized all funds received from potential investors.

 During the implementation of the fraudulent scheme, the suspects deceived 25 victims for over $400,000.

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