In the state Duma want to toughen the penalties for fraud against seniors

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State Duma Deputy Vasily Vlasov (LDPR) proposed to take fraud against seniors in a separate paragraph of the relevant article of the Criminal code toughening the punishment for such actions. The work on this draft law, the MP said in a letter to the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika and asked him to evaluate this initiative.

As explained by Vlasov in the letter, in recent years, cases of fraudulent activities in respect of persons of retirement age by the mailing that contains information about allegedly winning money. The Deputy noted that pensioners are the most vulnerable category of persons for fraudsters. Moreover, the MP stressed that fraudulent schemes are constantly changing in connection with the development of information technologies, and the victims themselves for a long time do not even suspect that became a victim of fraud.

«To prevent this situation from its part consider it expedient to allocate a separate paragraph to article 159 of the criminal code of fraud against the citizens of retirement age with more severe punishment. In this point I worked out the relevant draft law», — the letter says Vlasov, which was made available to RIA Novosti.

«I ask You to evaluate this initiative and to consider its implementation», — said the Deputy Prosecutor General.