Criminal case against television "flimflammers"

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Investigative management of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kiev on the basis of verification of statements of citizens about a roguish taking their means brought criminal case concerning officials of one of commercial structures who organized television game within the interactive program "Monetary Rain" and "Teleshans".

About it reported in Department of public relations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

According to DSO, organizers of a game show suspect of a deliberate taking means of TV viewers for telephone connection with communications operator under the guise of participation in game in the air though with such opportunity them didn't provide.

By investigation it is established that, according to game conditions, TV viewers needed to call by phone on specified by numbers and to call the word which is noted on the screen in the form of a crossword puzzle with chaotically placed letters and if the viewer calls this word, - to it award a monetary prize.

The leader on air of the program systematically reported that in television station on specified on the screen of TVs nobody calls phone numbers and urged TV viewers to call by telephone for participation in game. Statement of the program was created in such a way that the TV viewer had a confidence that at implementation of phone call he will surely get to air. However, according to official rules of the game to get to the air and has the right to take part in game the TV viewer who was registered most quicker and the greatest number of times since the termination of the previous program.

TV viewers on the basis of specified information, for the purpose of participation in game, that is for the purpose of connection with hosts of the interactive programs "Monetary Rain" and "Teleshans", carried out phone calls, but after connection and, being on the line over 12 seconds, received the message from an answering machine: "You successfully were registered, we wish you success", - then there was a compulsory separation.

For the provided services by mobile operators removal of money from accounts of subscribers automatically was carried out, and the operator of stationary phones messages on payment of services went.

As noted in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, deception of TV viewers was that for the purpose of a taking their means which they paid for telephone connection with communications operator (about 7 UAH), the leader, according to instructions of organizers, during the air constantly urged to call by telephone in studio for the purpose of direct telephone connection between subscribers and the TV host for participation in game in the air, but with such opportunity them didn't provide.


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