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Donations for RU Soldiers are directed to an unnamed group likely run by Ukrainians in a scam that has been running for months

Russian soldiers from the Southern Military District fell victim to scammers. The invasion has become a playground for all kinds of crooks.

The fraudsters enter into a criminal conspiracy with contractors, recording fake videos of happy soldiers. They forge checks and official report documents, then create fake, bot-inflated social media channels to mislead gullible readers.

Soldiers are victims of scammers from the Federation channel. Administrators regularly announce fees for the needs of soldiers at the front, but videos with words of gratitude from the fighters are created in advance. After the money is collected, they upload the videos to the social media channels.

The network of scammers includes at least 3 channels: “Federation”, “News” and “Informant”. They have the same administrators with advertising agents, and the authors regularly mention each other.

▪️The channels distribute dubious advertising typical of resources whose goal is to squeeze money out of the audience: from easy money on rates to finding escorts.

▪️To confirm the fees, the admins offer to join the “Help Ours” group, where checks, invoices, and other evidence are allegedly presented.

But it does not contain a single check, and the video just shows goods piled up in a heap. It is not always possible to understand whether they are bought at all. Apparently, the confirmation should be the fact that the operator shows the main page of the channel at the beginning of the video or the coat of arms of the Russian Federation printed on a piece of paper, which is on the channel’s profile picture.

▪️Some of these videos were filmed in Chuvashia – most likely in Cheboksary or the immediate vicinity.

One of the main persons involved in the work of the resource operates as @BooVs7 under the nickname “Dobry” actively selling advertising on the “Federation” – the Ukrainian phone number of the Vodafone operator is linked to this account.

Dobry has a history of fraud: having refused to return money to one of the users of a failed promotion.

He promoted the channel at the start – in a matter of days from the day of its creation on March 26, tens of thousands of bots drove people to the channel.

A network channels aimed solely in making money supports the effort.

There are no real cases that could be confirmed by the military. But there is a case of deception of military personnel located in the NVO zone.

The fraud continues…

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By Treadstone 71

@Treadstone71LLC Cyber intelligence, counterintelligence, Influence Operations, Cyber Operations, OSINT, Clandestine Cyber HUMINT, cyber intel and OSINT training and analysis, cyber psyops, strategic intelligence, Open-Source Intelligence collection, analytic writing, structured analytic techniques, Target Adversary Research, cyber counterintelligence, strategic intelligence analysis, estimative intelligence, forecasting intelligence, warning intelligence, threat intelligence