Scammers from Devicer.ru and the end of the scam for 100 million rubles

The topic of scammers pops up on the site all the time, Subaru but every time there are people with “common sense”, sincerely outraged that the articles reveal the essence of modern Robin Hoods, who verbally take away from the rich and sell something to the poor at half price. The easiest accusation is venality, black PR and further down the list, for example, this comment is typical.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

In one of the materials, I tangentially touched upon the “shop” devicer.ru, which in fact was a pyramid scheme for taking money from the population. As expected, this project lasted less than six months, during which time it collected more than 100 million rubles and disappeared without a trace, without saying goodbye to its customers, or, more precisely, investors. Those who were behind the creation of devicer.ru have long put such projects on stream, this is not a single “shop” of this kind. Moreover, they are active online, use SMM, and even got featured in the article where they were mentioned.

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It's time for the "expert" to tell how the devicer.ru business and similar projects work from the inside, how gullible investors were deceived.

Creating a project, searching for the articles of Chairman Pound, first steps

People are used to the fact that they can try to take money away from them, lure them into some kind of scheme and deceive. To overcome distrust, it is necessary to create a full-fledged business that will look and feel like a real store with all the necessary attributes: a CEO, employees, a support service and a room where people can part with their money, and in return receive a document and a cash receipt.< /p>

First, you need to find a person who will become that very chairman, Ilf and Petrov perfectly described the property of this person, let me quote from the Golden Calf:

Listen, do you need a chairman? Official. Head of the institution.
I am the head myself.
— Are you going to sit out yourself? That's what they would have said right away. Why are you fooling me for two hours?! I am Pound! All my life I have been sitting for others, this is my profession - to suffer for others.
So you're a figurehead?
— Yes, I'm Zitz — Chairman Pound. I sat under Alexander II, Alexander III, under Nicholas II, under Kerensky I also sat. Under war communism, I did not sit, there was no work. But how I sat under the NEP! You can immediately see a man from an earlier time. There are no such people, and soon there will not be at all. Where to get them? In four years I spent only three months at liberty, and now I don’t recognize our Chernomorsk.
Do I recognize Chernomorsk? Where is the private capital? Where is the joint-stock company with mixed capital? Where is it all? Ugliness! So. Here we are finished. For example, "Intensive". He got an advance to supply something there. Received an advance and immediately burst. Someone grabbed a big jackpot on this.
- And who actually led?
— Who knows! It was one person. And he was the head. I wouldn't put my finger in his mouth. Pound does not know him. He should just sit. This is my profession. So do not fool a busy person. Will you take the chairman? I take it inexpensively, 120 rubles a month in freedom and 240 in prison. 100 percent premium for harmfulness.
— Perhaps, we will take it. Apply to the hoof commissioner.

The satirical novel "The Golden Calf" was written in 1931, but for almost a hundred years nothing has changed, since human nature has remained exactly the same. In our history, Andrey Andreyevich Nikiforov became the Chairman of the Pound.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

All Devicer's documents bear his signature, he is listed as the CEO, but after several visits to the store, I could not find him. Each time it was proposed to sign the documents on their part, his version of the contract had already been signed, and Andrei Andreevich himself went somewhere for a minute. In order not to delay the process, I was asked to sign the documents without him. “You don’t believe us, but here is the store, you are inside, why are you so distrustful? We won't get away from you!" It was difficult to verify the reality of the CEO.

In the summer of 2020, Device LLC is registered, with an authorized capital of 10 thousand rubles. The legal address is the same as the address of the store: 127006, Moscow, Veskovsky lane, building 4, floor/room 1/IV.

Already in August, a beautiful sign appears, the store opens its doors, everything looks presentable. Before that, there was a coffee shop on this place.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

The description of the store appears on different sites, for example, in Google Maps you can read a short description about it.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the scam for 100 million rubles

Reviews were posted as a selection, exactly the same approach on other sites. Read reviews that create an impression about the store.

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Obviously, the reviews are written by SMMs, since there are several reviews for each, often the same companies are advertised. These reviews are just bought to create the right impression. Let me remind you that the same approach at different sites creates the impression of a living business. Negative reviews can be attributed to the machinations of competitors.

They shoot videos in which they talk about themselves and show the advantages of the store.

If the video is suddenly deleted, you can find its saved copy here.

In social networks, the “company” is active, even its own Instagram appears, where they post photos of customers, lead an active life and pump up the audience.

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There is a complete feeling that this is a living project, there are people in it and it is impossible to think that something is not right here. The task of the creators of this dummy is to fill the image of the store with life.

The goods standing on the shelves are original, these are Apple smartphones officially delivered to Russia, as well as accessories. The store insistently offers to punch them through the Apple website to make sure that this is an original product, not a fake or a product intended for other markets. The check always goes well, there can be no doubt.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

There are other manufacturers on the Devicer website, but their products are not on the shelves, they can be purchased at a discount and, of course, on order. Representatives of the company are anonymous, but very active on all sites on the network, they communicate with people and answer all questions, for example, here is such an answer to the fact that the store appeared out of nowhere and this raises doubts: “The domain has existed for 4 years, and active work shop started this year. The low price "on order" is due to the fact that we can work with a low margin and large volumes of deliveries, as we buy goods "for you" for your money. That is what prepayment is for.”

But let's look at how the pyramid is formed and where the scammers get their money.

The principle of the pyramid. Money in the morning, iPhone tomorrow

The video tells that phones are bought abroad, where they are cheaper. But this information is not mentioned anywhere else, in the conversation they try to convince you that they work directly with Apple and other companies and that is why the prices are so low. This is beneficial for everyone, but the main thing is that Apple receives real money and is therefore ready to give a low cost. I can imagine how happy Apple is with each iPhone sold in that order. There are enough inconsistencies, but this business is sewn in haste, so no one follows the elaboration of details.

Small posters hanging on the street offering a 30% discount on new iPhones.

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Exactly the same banners on the site of this “shop”.

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I go to the store to buy an iPhone with a 30% discount, but then I am disappointed. The scheme looks like this: in order to buy a smartphone at this price, you need to conclude a supply agreement, pay its cost in cash to the cashier and wait from 2 to 4 weeks. For the full price you can buy here and now, there is no problem with this. But the full price is the same price as on the Apple website, so there is no point in this, just as there is no savings.

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I'm spinning in the store, chatting with a girl, she convinces me that there is no need to doubt and all customers are happy. I say that I don’t have cash with me, she is ready to show where the nearest ATM is, she is very kindly interested in what bank I have so as not to pay interest. While we are talking, I continue to read the contract, incredulously leafing through the pages, reading carefully, I am not distracted. At that moment, a young man flies into the store, sparkles with energy and takes out a large bundle of 5-thousandth bills to invest in the delivery. From the conversation, I learn that he has already earned half a million in a month, phones are selling like hot cakes and this is just a dream investment. The girl sighs dreamily and says that she does not have such opportunities, but that she also invests, “but of course not in the same way as our partners.”

The situation is standard, for clients who make some kind of impression such a show is shown daily. I asked my friends to ask about buying goods in this store, young people change, but the conversation is always about the same. I will say right away that such a show can make an indelible impression on fragile minds. When a large amount of money is given before your eyes, and in return they sign a contract, it looks at least impressive. Here you can treat the client one hundred percent.

My case turned out to be difficult, I didn’t want to part with the money, I didn’t go to the ATM. The girl offered to drink coffee, she was ready to share with me everything she knew about her company. Pretty, shoots with eyes, all tricks are used to make my pockets a little lighter.

From this, I can draw a simple conclusion that the employees of the “store” are consciously involved in deception, this is a well-knit team. When problems arise, they can make big eyes and claim that they didn’t know anything about it and simply didn’t know anything about it. But the approach itself suggests that this is simply impossible.

Every time a person came to get their prepaid device, there was a delay, watch the video that one of the victims made.

It is necessary to separate the retail "sale" and the partnership, in the second case, you can give any amount of money, in return you will be promised mountains of gold. Guaranteed passive income, do nothing, after a while you just get money, and with such interest that you just download.

Listen to some of the recordings of me trying to convince me to invest in this project.

From the most curious, that which did not even cause a shadow of doubt among buyers. When they handed over money to the cashier, they were given a check. In fact, there were two cash desks in the “shop”, one real one, through which accessories and full-value sales were punched, and the second - for all other operations. The second cash register was an ordinary printer that simply printed a piece of paper similar to a check. It is impossible to check the check on the nalog.ru website, since it does not exist. But want to laugh even more? In the branded video from Devicer, in the picture with the receipt, we see the sale of an accessory for 590 rubles, and below the cost of the iPhone is attached separately. Such sleight of hand and no fraud. All this was on the surface from the first day of the existence of this pyramid.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

In this pyramid, the moment of exit is important, when the number of those waiting for their devices begins to become noticeable, there are calls to the police. And then it's time to turn the shop.

End of the Devicer story, time to reel in

The hot summer days flew by, the pyramid gained momentum and involved hundreds of people in both retail sales and partnerships. If in the first case the size of the check was about 80 thousand rubles, then in the second case it exceeded one million rubles. Some victims invested all their money.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

In mid-November, the number of victims with bursting patience exceeded the potential benefits from the project, it actually closed. The store has disappeared, today a coffee shop is in its place.

Victims began to gather in different places, but usually they can be found in the Tver police station, where they fill out applications for unidentified persons. There was even a group in Telegram, where a small fraction of the victims share their pain and discuss how and what can be done, you can find the group here.

You can find specific people who worked in the store and participated in this scheme, most likely the police will do it. It will even be possible to bring them under an article for fraud, but the organizer of this project is reliably protected by his anonymity, none of the participants knows him. The general director has already stated that his passport was taken away “for re-issuance”, they promised 60 thousand rubles, but he did not see either the passport or the money. In fact, he is not responsible for anything and has nothing to do with this project. In words, everything is exactly like that.

And now the cherry on the cake, a message from Alexander, with whom we parted with a raised voice, but we have published material in the wake of this communication.

Here is the message that was sent to me by this person in February (spelling preserved): “You wrote a cool text about me. The suckers didn't believe you, didn't get smarter, and carried the money to me. In three months, I raised 100 lyams, bought telegram channels, websites, and took a dozen bloKhers for maintenance. What do you have. I worked hard from morning to night for a penny, like all these suckers rustling around. See who I am and who you are. Your place in life feed me. In the summer I will send a report about the next store and income, then write an article about it, the suckers should know this and are mad that they are suckers.

I have nothing to add to these words, although I do not share their meaning. Reading the comments on every article about scammers, I constantly see the modern culture of denial, when, given the facts, I am accused of black PR of “good guys” that they are just doing good. And this culture of denial for the sake of denial makes it possible for people like Alexander to exist so comfortably. Yes, the deceived were not experienced, perhaps they will be vaccinated against scammers for life, or maybe not. But the fact that this whole story has brought them problems is beyond doubt. You can't multiply grief in the world, it's just wrong. I hope that after a detailed analysis of how such pyramids work, you will not fall into a mousetrap with free cheese. It will not be superfluous to share this material with your loved ones, friends, so that they also know where free cheese is.

Scammers from Devicer.ru and the end of the scam for 100 million rubles

The topic of scammers pops up on the site all the time, Subaru but every time there are people with “common sense”, sincerely outraged that the articles reveal the essence of modern Robin Hoods, who verbally take away from the rich and sell something to the poor at half price. The easiest accusation is venality, black PR and further down the list, for example, this comment is typical.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

In one of the materials, I tangentially touched upon the “shop” devicer.ru, which in fact was a pyramid scheme for taking money from the population. As expected, this project lasted less than six months, during which time it collected more than 100 million rubles and disappeared without a trace, without saying goodbye to its customers, or, more precisely, investors. Those who were behind the creation of devicer.ru have long put such projects on stream, this is not a single “shop” of this kind. Moreover, they are active online, use SMM, and even got featured in the article where they were mentioned.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the scam for 100 million rubles

It's time for the "expert" to tell how the devicer.ru business and similar projects work from the inside, how gullible investors were deceived.

Creating a project, searching for the articles of Chairman Pound, first steps

People are used to the fact that they can try to take money away from them, lure them into some kind of scheme and deceive. To overcome distrust, it is necessary to create a full-fledged business that will look and feel like a real store with all the necessary attributes: a CEO, employees, a support service and a room where people can part with their money, and in return receive a document and a cash receipt.< /p>

First, you need to find a person who will become that very chairman, Ilf and Petrov perfectly described the property of this person, let me quote from the Golden Calf:

Listen, do you need a chairman? Official. Head of the institution.
I am the head myself.
— Are you going to sit out yourself? That's what they would have said right away. Why are you fooling me for two hours?! I am Pound! All my life I have been sitting for others, this is my profession - to suffer for others.
So you're a figurehead?
— Yes, I'm Zitz — Chairman Pound. I sat under Alexander II, Alexander III, under Nicholas II, under Kerensky I also sat. Under war communism, I did not sit, there was no work. But how I sat under the NEP! You can immediately see a man from an earlier time. There are no such people, and soon there will not be at all. Where to get them? In four years I spent only three months at liberty, and now I don’t recognize our Chernomorsk.
Do I recognize Chernomorsk? Where is the private capital? Where is the joint-stock company with mixed capital? Where is it all? Ugliness! So. Here we are finished. For example, "Intensive". He got an advance to supply something there. Received an advance and immediately burst. Someone grabbed a big jackpot on this.
- And who actually led?
— Who knows! It was one person. And he was the head. I wouldn't put my finger in his mouth. Pound does not know him. He should just sit. This is my profession. So do not fool a busy person. Will you take the chairman? I take cheap, 120 rubles a month in freedom and 240 in prison. 100 percent surcharge for harmfulness.
— Perhaps, we will take it. Apply to the hoof commissioner.

The satirical novel "The Golden Calf" was written in 1931, but for almost a hundred years nothing has changed, since human nature has remained exactly the same. In our history, Andrey Andreevich Nikiforov became the Chairman of the Pound.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

All Devicer's documents bear his signature, he is listed as the CEO, but after several visits to the store, I could not find him. Each time it was proposed to sign the documents on their part, his version of the contract had already been signed, and Andrei Andreevich himself went somewhere for a minute. In order not to delay the process, I was asked to sign the documents without him. “You don’t believe us, but here is the store, you are inside, why are you so distrustful? We won't get away from you!" It was difficult to verify the reality of the CEO.

In the summer of 2020, Device LLC is registered, with an authorized capital of 10 thousand rubles. The legal address is the same as the address of the store: 127006, Moscow, Veskovsky pereulok, 4, floor/room 1/IV.

Already in August, a beautiful sign appears, the store opens its doors, everything looks presentable. Before that, there was a coffee shop on this place.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

The description of the store appears on different sites, for example, in Google Maps you can read a short description about it.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the scam for 100 million rubles

Reviews were posted as a selection, exactly the same approach on other sites. Read reviews that create an impression about the store.

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Obviously, the reviews are written by SMMs, since there are several reviews for each, often the same companies are advertised. These reviews are just bought to create the right impression. Let me remind you that the same approach at different sites creates the impression of a living business. Negative reviews can be attributed to the machinations of competitors.

They shoot videos in which they talk about themselves and show the advantages of the store.

If the video is suddenly deleted, you can find its saved copy here.

In social networks, the “company” is active, even its own Instagram appears, where they post photos of customers, lead an active life and pump up the audience.

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There is a complete feeling that this is a living project, there are people in it and it is impossible to think that something is not right here. The task of the creators of this dummy is to fill the image of the store with life.

The goods standing on the shelves are original, these are Apple smartphones officially delivered to Russia, as well as accessories. The store insistently offers to punch them through the Apple website to make sure that this is an original product, not a fake or a product intended for other markets. The check always goes well, there can be no doubt.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

There are other manufacturers on the Devicer website, but their products are not on the shelves, they can be purchased at a discount and, of course, on order. Representatives of the company are anonymous, but very active on all sites on the network, they communicate with people and answer all questions, for example, here is such an answer to the fact that the store appeared out of nowhere and this raises doubts: “The domain has existed for 4 years, and active work shop started this year. The low price "on order" is due to the fact that we can work with a low margin and large volumes of deliveries, as we buy goods "for you" for your money. That is what prepayment is for.”

But let's look at how the pyramid is formed and where the scammers get their money.

The principle of the pyramid. Money in the morning, iPhone tomorrow

The video tells that phones are bought abroad, where they are cheaper. But this information is not mentioned anywhere else, in the conversation they try to convince you that they work directly with Apple and other companies and that is why the prices are so low. This is beneficial for everyone, but the main thing is that Apple receives real money and is therefore ready to give a low cost. I can imagine how happy Apple is with each iPhone sold in that order. There are enough inconsistencies, but this business is sewn in haste, so no one follows the elaboration of details.

Small posters hanging on the street offering a 30% discount on new iPhones.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the scam for 100 million rubles

Exactly the same banners on the site of this “shop”.

I'm spinning in the store, chatting with a girl, she convinces me that there is no need to doubt and all customers are happy. I say that I don’t have cash with me, she is ready to show where the nearest ATM is, she is very kindly interested in what bank I have so as not to pay interest. While we are talking, I continue to read the contract, incredulously leafing through the pages, reading carefully, I am not distracted. At that moment, a young man flies into the store, sparkles with energy and takes out a large bundle of 5-thousandth bills to invest in the delivery. From the conversation, I learn that he has already earned half a million in a month, phones are selling like hot cakes and this is just a dream investment. The girl sighs dreamily and says that she does not have such opportunities, but that she also invests, “but of course not in the same way as our partners.”

The situation is standard, for clients who make some kind of impression such a show is shown daily. I asked my friends to ask about buying goods in this store, young people change, but the conversation is always about the same. I will say right away that such a show can make an indelible impression on fragile minds. When a large amount of money is given before your eyes, and in return they sign a contract, it looks at least impressive. Here you can treat the client one hundred percent.

My case turned out to be difficult, I didn’t want to part with the money, I didn’t go to the ATM. The girl offered to drink coffee, she was ready to share everything she knew about her company with me. Pretty, shoots eyes, all tricks are used to make my pockets a little easier.

From this I can draw a simple conclusion that the employees of the “store” are consciously involved in deception, this is a well-knit team. When problems arise, they can make big eyes and claim that they didn’t know anything about it and simply didn’t know anything about it. But the approach itself suggests that this is simply impossible.

Every time a person came to get their prepaid device, there was a delay, watch the video that one of the victims made.

It is necessary to separate the retail “sale” and the partnership, in the second case, you can give any amount of money, in return you will be promised mountains of gold. Guaranteed passive income, do nothing, after a while you get just money, and with such interest that you just download.

Listen to some of the recordings of the time they tried to convince me to invest in this project.

From the most curious, that which did not cause even a shadow of doubt among buyers. When they handed over money to the cashier, they were given a check. In fact, there were two cash desks in the “shop”, one real one, through which accessories and full-value sales were punched, and the second - for all other operations. The second cash register was an ordinary printer that simply printed a piece of paper similar to a check. It is impossible to check the check on the nalog.ru website, since it does not exist. But want to laugh even more? In the branded video from Devicer, in the picture with the receipt, we see the sale of an accessory for 590 rubles, and below the cost of the iPhone is attached separately. Such sleight of hand and no fraud. All this was on the surface from the first day of the existence of this pyramid.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

In this pyramid, the moment of exit is important, when the number of those waiting for their devices begins to become noticeable, there are calls to the police. And then it's time to turn the shop.

End of the Devicer story, time to reel in

The hot summer days flew by, the pyramid gained momentum and involved hundreds of people in both retail sales and partnerships. If in the first case the size of the check was about 80 thousand rubles, then in the second case it exceeded one million rubles. Some victims invested all their money.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

In mid-November, the number of victims with bursting patience exceeded the potential benefits from the project, it actually closed. The store has disappeared, today a coffee shop is in its place.

Victims began to gather in different places, but usually they can be found in the Tver police station, where they fill out applications for unidentified persons. There was even a group in Telegram, where a small fraction of the victims share their pain and discuss how and what can be done, you can find the group here.

You can find specific people who worked in the store and participated in this scheme, most likely the police will do it. It will even be possible to bring them under an article for fraud, but the organizer of this project is reliably protected by his anonymity, none of the participants knows him. The general director has already stated that his passport was taken away “for re-issuance”, they promised 60 thousand rubles, but he did not see either the passport or the money. In fact, he is not responsible for anything and has nothing to do with this project. In words, everything is exactly like that.

And now the cherry on the cake, a message from Alexander, with whom we parted with a raised voice, but we have published material in the wake of this communication.

Here is the message that was sent to me by this person in February (spelling preserved): “You wrote a cool text about me. The suckers didn't believe you, didn't get smarter, and carried the money to me. In three months, I raised 100 lyams, bought telegram channels, websites, and took a dozen bloKhers for maintenance. What do you have. I worked hard from morning to night for a penny, like all these suckers rustling around. See who I am and who you are. Your place in life feed me. In the summer I will send a report about the next store and income, then write an article about it, the suckers should know this and are mad that they are suckers.

I have nothing to add to these words, although I do not share their meaning. Reading the comments on every article about scammers, I constantly see the modern culture of denial, when, given the facts, I am accused of black PR of “good guys” that they are just doing good. And this culture of denial for the sake of denial makes it possible for people like Alexander to exist so comfortably. Yes, the deceived were not experienced, perhaps they will be vaccinated against scammers for life, or maybe not. But the fact that this whole story has brought them problems is beyond doubt. You can't multiply grief in the world, it's just wrong. I hope that after a detailed analysis of how such pyramids work, you will not fall into a mousetrap with free cheese. It will not be superfluous to share this material with your loved ones, friends, so that they also know where free cheese is.

Scammers from Devicer.ru and the end of the scam for 100 million rubles

The topic of scammers pops up on the site all the time, Subaru but every time there are people with “common sense”, sincerely outraged that the articles reveal the essence of modern Robin Hoods, who verbally take away from the rich and sell something to the poor at half price. The easiest accusation is venality, black PR and further down the list, for example, this comment is typical.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

In one of the materials, I tangentially touched upon the “shop” devicer.ru, which in fact was a pyramid scheme for taking money from the population. As expected, this project lasted less than six months, during which time it collected more than 100 million rubles and disappeared without a trace, without saying goodbye to its customers, or, more precisely, investors. Those who were behind the creation of devicer.ru have long put such projects on stream, this is not a single “shop” of this kind. Moreover, they are active online, use SMM, and even got featured in the article where they were mentioned.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the scam for 100 million rubles

It's time for the "expert" to tell how the devicer.ru business and similar projects work from the inside, how gullible investors were deceived.

Creating a project, searching for the articles of Chairman Pound, first steps

People are used to the fact that they can try to take money away from them, lure them into some kind of scheme and deceive. To overcome distrust, it is necessary to create a full-fledged business that will look and feel like a real store with all the necessary attributes: a CEO, employees, a support service and a room where people can part with their money, and in return receive a document and a cash receipt.< /p>

First, you need to find a person who will become that very chairman, Ilf and Petrov perfectly described the property of this person, let me quote from the Golden Calf:

Listen, do you need a chairman? Official. Head of the institution.
I am the head myself.
— Are you going to sit out yourself? That's what they would have said right away. Why are you fooling me for two hours?! I am Pound! All my life I have been sitting for others, this is my profession - to suffer for others.
So you're a figurehead?
— Yes, I'm Zitz — Chairman Pound. I sat under Alexander II, Alexander III, under Nicholas II, under Kerensky I also sat. Under war communism, I did not sit, there was no work. But how I sat under the NEP! You can immediately see a man from an earlier time. There are no such people, and soon there will not be at all. Where to get them? In four years I spent only three months at liberty, and now I don’t recognize our Chernomorsk.
Do I recognize Chernomorsk? Where is the private capital? Where is the joint-stock company with mixed capital? Where is it all? Ugliness! So. Here we are finished. For example, "Intensive". He got an advance to supply something there. Received an advance and immediately burst. Someone grabbed a big jackpot on this.
- And who actually led?
— Who knows! It was one person. And he was the head. I wouldn't put my finger in his mouth. Pound does not know him. He should just sit. This is my profession. So do not fool a busy person. Will you take the chairman? I take cheap, 120 rubles a month in freedom and 240 in prison. 100 percent surcharge for harmfulness.
— Perhaps, we will take it. Apply to the hoof commissioner.

The satirical novel "The Golden Calf" was written in 1931, but for almost a hundred years nothing has changed, since human nature has remained exactly the same. In our history, Andrey Andreevich Nikiforov became the Chairman of the Pound.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

All Devicer's documents bear his signature, he is listed as the CEO, but after several visits to the store, I could not find him. Each time it was proposed to sign the documents on their part, his version of the contract had already been signed, and Andrei Andreevich himself went somewhere for a minute. In order not to delay the process, I was asked to sign the documents without him. “You don’t believe us, but here is the store, you are inside, why are you so distrustful? We won't get away from you!" It was difficult to verify the reality of the CEO.

In the summer of 2020, Device LLC is registered, with an authorized capital of 10 thousand rubles. The legal address is the same as the address of the store: 127006, Moscow, Veskovsky pereulok, 4, floor/room 1/IV.

Obviously, the reviews are written by SMMs, since there are several reviews for each, often the same companies are advertised. These reviews are just bought to create the right impression. Let me remind you that the same approach at different sites creates the impression of a living business. Negative reviews can be attributed to the machinations of competitors.

They shoot videos in which they talk about themselves and show the advantages of the store.

If the video is suddenly deleted, you can find its saved copy here.

In social networks, the “company” is active, even its own Instagram appears, where they post photos of customers, lead an active life and pump up the audience.

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There is a complete feeling that this is a living project, there are people in it and it is impossible to think that something is not right here. The task of the creators of this dummy is to fill the image of the store with life.

The goods standing on the shelves are original, these are Apple smartphones officially delivered to Russia, as well as accessories. The store insistently offers to punch them through the Apple website to make sure that this is an original product, not a fake or a product intended for other markets. The check always goes well, there can be no doubt.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

There are other manufacturers on the Devicer website, but their products are not on the shelves, they can be purchased at a discount and, of course, on order. Representatives of the company are anonymous, but very active on all sites on the network, they communicate with people and answer all questions, for example, here is such an answer to the fact that the store appeared out of nowhere and this raises doubts: “The domain has existed for 4 years, and active work shop started this year. The low price "on order" is due to the fact that we can work with a low margin and large volumes of deliveries, as we buy goods "for you" for your money. That is what prepayment is for.”

But let's look at how the pyramid is formed and where the scammers get their money.

The principle of the pyramid. Money in the morning, iPhone tomorrow

The video tells that phones are bought abroad, where they are cheaper. But this information is not mentioned anywhere else, in the conversation they try to convince you that they work directly with Apple and other companies and that is why the prices are so low. This is beneficial for everyone, but the main thing is that Apple receives real money and is therefore ready to give a low cost. I can imagine how happy Apple is with each iPhone sold in that order. There are enough inconsistencies, but this business is sewn in haste, so no one follows the elaboration of details.

Small posters hanging on the street offering a 30% discount on new iPhones.

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Exactly the same banners on the site of this “shop”.

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I go to the store to buy an iPhone with a 30% discount, but then I am disappointed. The scheme looks like this: in order to buy a smartphone at this price, you need to conclude a supply agreement, pay its cost in cash to the cashier and wait from 2 to 4 weeks. For the full price you can buy here and now, there is no problem with this. But the full price is the same price as on the Apple website, so there is no point in this, just as there is no savings.

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I'm spinning in the store, chatting with a girl, she convinces me that there is no need to doubt and all customers are happy. I say that I don’t have cash with me, she is ready to show where the nearest ATM is, she is very kindly interested in what bank I have so as not to pay interest. While we are talking, I continue to read the contract, incredulously leafing through the pages, reading carefully, I am not distracted. At that moment, a young man flies into the store, sparkles with energy and takes out a large bundle of 5-thousandth bills to invest in the delivery. From the conversation, I learn that he has already earned half a million in a month, phones are selling like hot cakes and this is just a dream investment. The girl sighs dreamily and says that she does not have such opportunities, but that she also invests, “but of course not in the same way as our partners.”

The situation is standard, for clients who make some kind of impression such a show is shown daily. I asked my friends to ask about buying goods in this store, young people change, but the conversation is always about the same. I will say right away that such a show can make an indelible impression on fragile minds. When a large amount of money is given before your eyes, and in return they sign a contract, it looks at least impressive. Here you can treat the client one hundred percent.

My case turned out to be difficult, I didn’t want to part with the money, I didn’t go to the ATM. The girl offered to drink coffee, she was ready to share everything she knew about her company with me. Pretty, shoots eyes, all tricks are used to make my pockets a little easier.

From this I can draw a simple conclusion that the employees of the “store” are consciously involved in deception, this is a well-knit team. When problems arise, they can make big eyes and claim that they didn’t know anything about it and simply didn’t know anything about it. But the approach itself suggests that this is simply impossible.

Every time a person came to get their prepaid device, there was a delay, watch the video that one of the victims made.

It is necessary to separate the retail “sale” and the partnership, in the second case, you can give any amount of money, in return you will be promised mountains of gold. Guaranteed passive income, do nothing, after a while you get just money, and with such interest that you just download.

Listen to some of the recordings of me trying to convince me to invest in this project.

From the most curious, that which did not even cause a shadow of doubt among buyers. When they handed over money to the cashier, they were given a check. In fact, there were two cash desks in the “shop”, one real one, through which accessories and full-value sales were punched, and the second - for all other operations. The second cash register was an ordinary printer that simply printed a piece of paper similar to a check. It is impossible to check the check on the nalog.ru website, since it does not exist. But want to laugh even more? In the branded video from Devicer, in the picture with the receipt, we see the sale of an accessory for 590 rubles, and below the cost of the iPhone is attached separately. Such sleight of hand and no fraud. All this was on the surface from the first day of the existence of this pyramid.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

In this pyramid, the moment of exit is important, when the number of those waiting for their devices begins to become noticeable, there are calls to the police. And then it's time to turn the shop.

End of the Devicer story, time to reel in

The hot summer days flew by, the pyramid gained momentum and involved hundreds of people in both retail sales and partnerships. If in the first case the size of the check was about 80 thousand rubles, then in the second case it exceeded one million rubles. Some victims invested all their money.

Devicer.ru scammers and the end of the 100 million ruble scam

In mid-November, the number of victims with bursting patience exceeded the potential benefits from the project, it actually closed. The store has disappeared, today a coffee shop is in its place.

Victims began to gather in different places, but usually they can be found in the Tver police station, where they fill out applications for unidentified persons. There was even a group in Telegram, where a small fraction of the victims share their pain and discuss how and what can be done, you can find the group here.

You can find specific people who worked in the store and participated in this scheme, most likely the police will do it. It will even be possible to bring them under an article for fraud, but the organizer of this project is reliably protected by his anonymity, none of the participants knows him. The general director has already stated that his passport was taken away “for re-issuance”, they promised 60 thousand rubles, but he did not see either the passport or the money. In fact, he is not responsible for anything and has nothing to do with this project. In words, everything is exactly like that.

And now the icing on the cake, a message from Alexander, with whom we parted with a raised voice, but we have published material in the wake of this communication.

Here is the message that was sent to me by this person in February (spelling saved): “You wrote a cool text about me. The suckers didn't believe you, didn't get smarter, and carried the money to me. In three months, I raised 100 lyams, bought telegram channels, websites and took a dozen bloKhers for maintenance. What do you have. I worked hard from morning to night for a penny, like all these suckers rustling around. See who I am and who you are. Your place in life feed me. In the summer I will send a report about the next store and income, write an article about it later, suckers should know this and are mad that they are suckers.

I have nothing to add to these words, although I do not share their meaning. Reading the comments on every article about scammers, I constantly see the modern culture of denial, when, given the facts, I am accused of black PR of “good guys” that they are just doing good. And this culture of denial for the sake of denial makes it possible for people like Alexander to exist so comfortably. Yes, the deceived were not experienced, perhaps they will be vaccinated against scammers for life, or maybe not. But the fact that this whole story brought them problems is beyond doubt. You can't multiply grief in the world, it's just wrong. I hope that after a detailed analysis of how such pyramids work, you will not fall into a mousetrap with free cheese. It will not be superfluous to share this material with your loved ones, friends, so that they also know where free cheese is.

Scammers from Devicer.ru and the end of the scam for 100 million rubles

The topic of scammers pops up on the site all the time, Subaru, but every time there are people with “common sense” who are sincerely indignant at the fact that the articles reveal the essence of modern Robin Hoods, who verbally take away from the rich and sell something to the poor at half price. The easiest accusation is venality, black PR and further down the list, for example, this comment is typical.

The topic of scammers pops up on the site all the time, Subaru Subaru but every time there are people with “common sense” who are sincerely indignant that the articles reveal the essence of modern Robin Hoods, who verbally take away from the rich and sell something to the poor at half price. The easiest accusation is venality, black PR and further down the list, for example, this comment is typical.

In one of the materials, I tangentially touched upon the “shop” devicer.ru, which in fact was a pyramid scheme for taking money from the population. As expected, this project lasted less than six months, during which time it collected more than 100 million rubles and disappeared without a trace, without saying goodbye to its customers, or, more precisely, investors. Those who were behind the creation of devicer.ru have long put such projects on stream, this is not a single “shop” of this kind. Moreover, they are active online, use SMM, and even got featured in the article where they were mentioned.

It's time for the "expert" to tell how the devicer.ru business and similar projects work from the inside, how gullible investors were deceived.

Creating a project, searching for the articles of Chairman Pound, first steps

People are used to the fact that they can try to take money away from them, lure them into some kind of scheme and deceive. To overcome distrust, it is necessary to create a full-fledged business that will look and feel like a real store with all the necessary attributes: a CEO, employees, a support service and a room where people can part with their money, and in return receive a document and a cash receipt.< /p>

First, you need to find a person who will become that very chairman, Ilf and Petrov perfectly described the property of this person, let me quote from the Golden Calf:

Listen, do you need a chairman? Official. Head of the institution. - I'm the head. - Are you going to sit out yourself? That's what they would have said right away. Why are you fooling me for two hours?! I am Pound! All my life I have been sitting for others, this is my profession - to suffer for others. "So you're a figurehead?" - Yes, I'm Zitz - Chairman Pound. I sat under Alexander II, Alexander III, under Nicholas II, under Kerensky I also sat. Under war communism, I did not sit, there was no work. But how I sat under the NEP! You can immediately see a man from an earlier time. There are no such people, and soon there will not be at all. Where to get them? In four years I spent only three months at liberty, and now I don’t recognize our Chernomorsk.- Do I recognize Chernomorsk? Where is the private capital? Where is the joint-stock company with mixed capital? Where is it all? Ugliness! So. Here we are finished. For example, "Intensive". He got an advance to supply something there. Received an advance and immediately burst. Someone grabbed a big jackpot on this. Who was actually in charge? - Who knows! It was one person. And he was the head. I wouldn't put my finger in his mouth. Pound does not know him. He should just sit. This is my profession. So do not fool a busy person. Will you take the chairman? I take cheap, 120 rubles a month in freedom and 240 in prison. 100 percent surcharge for harmfulness. - Maybe we'll take it. Apply to the hoof commissioner.

The satirical novel "The Golden Calf" was written in 1931, but for almost a hundred years nothing has changed, since human nature has remained exactly the same. In our history, Andrey Andreyevich Nikiforov became the Chairman of the Pound.

All Devicer's documents bear his signature, he is listed as the CEO, but after several visits to the store, I could not find him. Each time it was proposed to sign the documents on their part, his version of the contract had already been signed, and Andrei Andreevich himself went somewhere for a minute. In order not to delay the process, I was asked to sign the documents without him. “You don’t believe us, but here is the store, you are inside, why are you so distrustful? We won't get away from you!" It was difficult to verify the reality of the CEO.

In the summer of 2020, Device LLC is registered, with an authorized capital of 10 thousand rubles. The legal address is the same as the address of the store: 127006, Moscow, Veskovsky lane, building 4, floor/room 1/IV.

Already in August, a beautiful sign appears, the store opens its doors, everything looks presentable. Before that, there was a coffee shop on this place.

The description of the store appears on different sites, for example, in Google Maps you can read a short description about it.

Reviews were posted as a selection, exactly the same approach on other sites. Read reviews that create an impression about the store.

Obviously, the reviews are written by SMMs, since there are several reviews for each, often the same companies are advertised. These reviews are just bought to create the right impression. Let me remind you that the same approach at different sites creates the impression of a living business. Negative reviews can be attributed to the machinations of competitors.

They shoot videos in which they talk about themselves and show the advantages of the store.

If the video is suddenly deleted, you can find its saved copy here.

In social networks, the “company” is active, even its own Instagram appears, where they post photos of customers, lead an active life and pump up the audience.

There is a complete feeling that this is a living project, there are people in it and it is impossible to think that something is not right here. The task of the creators of this dummy is to fill the image of the store with life.

The goods standing on the shelves are original, these are Apple smartphones officially delivered to Russia, as well as accessories. The store insistently offers to punch them through the Apple website to make sure that this is an original product, not a fake or a product intended for other markets. The check always goes well, there can be no doubt.

There are other manufacturers on the Devicer website, but their products are not on the shelves, they can be purchased at a discount and, of course, on order. Representatives of the company are anonymous, but very active on all sites on the network, they communicate with people and answer all questions, for example, here is such an answer to the fact that the store appeared out of nowhere and this raises doubts: “The domain has existed for 4 years, and active work shop started this year. The low price "on order" is due to the fact that we can work with a low margin and large volumes of deliveries, as we buy goods "for you" for your money. That is what prepayment is for.”

But let's look at how the pyramid is formed and where the scammers get their money.

The principle of the pyramid. Money in the morning, iPhone tomorrow

The video tells that phones are bought abroad, where they are cheaper. But this information is not mentioned anywhere else, in the conversation they try to convince you that they work directly with Apple and other companies and that is why the prices are so low. This is beneficial for everyone, but the main thing is that Apple receives real money and is therefore ready to give a low cost. I can imagine how happy Apple is with each iPhone sold in that order. There are enough inconsistencies, but this business is sewn in haste, so no one follows the elaboration of details.

Small posters hanging on the street offering a 30% discount on new iPhones.

Exactly the same banners on the site of this “shop”.

I go to the store to buy an iPhone with a 30% discount, but then I am disappointed. The scheme is as follows: in order to buy a smartphone at this price, you need to conclude a supply agreement, pay its cost in cash to the cashier and wait from 2 to 4 weeks. For the full price you can buy here and now, there is no problem with this. But the full price is the same price as on the Apple website, so there is no point in this, just as there is no savings.

I'm spinning in the store, chatting with a girl, she convinces me that there is no need to doubt and all customers are happy. I say that I don’t have cash with me, she is ready to show where the nearest ATM is, she is very kindly interested in what bank I have so as not to pay interest. While we are talking, I continue to read the contract, incredulously leafing through the pages, reading carefully, I am not distracted. At that moment, a young man flies into the store, sparkles with energy and takes out a large bundle of 5-thousandth bills to invest in the delivery. From the conversation, I learn that he has already earned half a million in a month, phones are selling like hot cakes and this is just a dream investment. The girl sighs dreamily and says that she does not have such opportunities, but that she also invests, “but of course not in the same way as our partners.”

The situation is standard, for clients who make some kind of impression such a show is shown daily. I asked my friends to ask about buying goods in this store, young people change, but the conversation is always about the same. I will say right away that such a show can make an indelible impression on fragile minds. When a large amount of money is given before your eyes, and in return they sign a contract, it looks at least impressive. Here you can treat the client one hundred percent.

My case turned out to be difficult, I didn’t want to part with the money, I didn’t go to the ATM. The girl offered to drink coffee, she was ready to share with me everything she knew about her company. Pretty, shoots with eyes, all tricks are used to make my pockets a little lighter.

From this, I can draw a simple conclusion that the employees of the “store” are consciously involved in deception, this is a well-knit team. When problems arise, they can make big eyes and claim that they didn’t know anything about it and simply didn’t know anything about it. But the approach itself suggests that this is simply impossible.

Every time a person came to get their prepaid device, there was a delay, watch the video that one of the victims made.

It is necessary to separate the retail "sale" and the partnership, in the second case, you can give any amount of money, in return you will be promised mountains of gold. Guaranteed passive income, do nothing, after a while you just get money, and with such interest that you just download.

End of the Devicer story, time to reel in

The hot summer days flew by, the pyramid gained momentum and involved hundreds of people in both retail sales and partnerships. If in the first case the size of the check was about 80 thousand rubles, then in the second case it exceeded one million rubles. Some victims invested all their money.

In mid-November, the number of victims with bursting patience exceeded the potential benefits from the project, it actually closed. The store has disappeared, today a coffee shop is in its place.

Victims began to gather in different places, but usually they can be found in the Tver police station, where they fill out applications for unidentified persons. There was even a group in Telegram, where a small fraction of the victims share their pain and discuss how and what can be done, you can find the group here.

You can find specific people who worked in the store and participated in this scheme, most likely the police will do it. It will even be possible to bring them under an article for fraud, but the organizer of this project is reliably protected by his anonymity, none of the participants knows him. The general director has already stated that his passport was taken away “for re-issuance”, they promised 60 thousand rubles, but he did not see either the passport or the money. In fact, he is not responsible for anything and has nothing to do with this project. In words, everything is exactly like that.

And now the cherry on the cake, a message from Alexander, with whom we parted with a raised voice, but we have published material in the wake of this communication.

Here is the message that was sent to me by this person in February (spelling preserved): “You wrote a cool text about me. The suckers didn't believe you, didn't get smarter, and carried the money to me. In three months, I raised 100 lyams, bought telegram channels, websites, and took a dozen bloKhers for maintenance. What do you have. I worked hard from morning to night for a penny, like all these suckers rustling around. See who I am and who you are. Your place in life feed me. In the summer I will send a report about the next store and income, then write an article about it, the suckers should know this and are mad that they are suckers.

I have nothing to add to these words, although I do not share their meaning. Reading the comments on every article about scammers, I constantly see the modern culture of denial, when, given the facts, I am accused of black PR of “good guys” that they are just doing good. And this culture of denial for the sake of denial makes it possible for people like Alexander to exist so comfortably. Yes, the deceived were not experienced, perhaps they will be vaccinated against scammers for life, or maybe not. But the fact that this whole story has brought them problems is beyond doubt. You can't multiply grief in the world, it's just wrong. I hope that after a detailed analysis of how such pyramids work, you will not fall into a mousetrap with free cheese. It will not be superfluous to share this material with your loved ones, friends, so that they also know where free cheese is.