The three criminals allegedly asked the customer to contact them by issuing a tweet with an account with a bank logo on Instagram. Subsequently, to persuade the respondents to participate in a plan to steal customers more than 50,000 US dollars of funds.
Investigators learned about their criminal activities in February and assigned undercover police officers to contact. During the investigation, the criminals explained their plans and asked the police officers to participate, and then they made fraudulent withdrawals in the bank accounts created by the investigators.
Shapiro said: “These thieves use modern social media tools to lure customers to help them commit old crimes – to deceive checks into bank accounts, remove the funds that do not belong to them.” At present, the three criminals have been charged with a number of crimes, including conspiracy to steal.