Digital hygiene on dating sites during the pandemic

hygiene on dating sites

In the self-isolation mode, people have practically no opportunity for live communication. The only way out for many in this situation is dating sites and social networks. However, on such sites, you are more likely to meet scammers than princes and princesses. Therefore, in order not to fall on the hook of scammers, you must follow basic rules. Along with faith in the sincerity and the bright future, people lose money and even their reputation. How to recognize scammers and not be deceived?

Modern reality

Facebook, the largest social network in the world, was originally a dating site for Harvard University students. So websites specializing in finding soulmates or fleeting love are a modern reality.

The most popular dating applications such as Badoo or Tinder allow you to view user profiles, highlighting those that you liked more than others, like photos and exchange messages.

Remember that the biggest danger to dating site visitors is fraudsters who pull out personal information that poses a threat to disclosure. For example, details of personal life that others do not know about. The blackmailers then offer the victims to ransom this information. Moreover, there is no guarantee that the criminals, having received the desired reward, will not disclose incriminating information or will not demand money again. And it is very difficult to prevent an attacker from publishing materials, so it is better not to get into such a situation at all.Despite the popularity of dating sites, many are still embarrassed to admit to visiting them. The reality is, if you play fair and post your photo, finding you is easy. You can come up with any nickname, but even a person who was previously unfamiliar with you is able to identify you by a picture: recognition services have advanced far and are available to everyone. Your image alone is enough to find your social media profile, public event shots, and whatever else you are featured on.

By posting information on a dating site, you are publishing it for everyone. Therefore, when filling out your profile, indicate only those data that you are not ashamed to share. The same rule applies to photographs.
Don’t neglect the simple rules of digital hygiene.

One video call instead of a thousand messages

Do not delay with virtual chat conversations, and switch to video communication as soon as possible.

When registering, do not use an e-mail with your last name, especially corporate mail. Do not link your profile to social media accounts. Otherwise, the fraudster will know everything about you, right down to the address and place of stay. But keep in mind that, using the search “by picture”, interested people will still be able to find you. For the same reasons, do not write your real name on the form.

Use the most secure dating sites and apps and antivirus software. If you really want to see the person you met online, video chat applications come to the rescue. There are many videos and stories on the Web about how people celebrate family holidays, birthdays, cook together, listen to music, watch movies, visit online exhibitions and concerts, and even read books. Modern means of communication are very helpful at times when there is no way to meet in person.

Password must be strong

Video chat applications should only be downloaded from official sources to minimize the risk of malware infecting your device. All services should use different yet complex passwords, and wherever possible, enable two-factor authentication. This minimizes the possibility of hacking your account, and if attackers nevertheless take over your account in one of the services, this will prevent them from accessing your other accounts.

You should not click on suspicious links received in messengers from friends (their account can be hacked), and even more so from new people from dating services. Links can lead to phishing sites, or they can download malicious files.

Remove from instant messengers all important information regarding personal data, passwords and logins that you send to friends, immediately after reading by the other party. Do the same with the data you receive. So you will negate the opportunity to use this information to the one who gets access to it (if your account is hacked).

Use modern means of communication so as not to feel lonely during a pandemic, but do not forget about safety!

Can you identify if she’s real?

I’m not sure if you can help. I’ve been communicating with a lady on UADreams site for 20 months. Pandemic has delayed my trip to Ukraine. I’m almost sure she’s real but there’s a small doubt. What raises a flag is she won’t send pictures of her family. I have a few hundred pics of her though. I don’t know her last name or address. All I have is her pics and letters and profile on UADreams site Is that enough? Request consultation from our online dating scam investigators.

Russian dating scammer imitates robbery at the airport

airport robbery scam scheme dating sites

Gentlemen, we continue to share with you stories from our experience so that you do not fall into similar situations.

Russian lady from a dating site imitates robbery at the airport

The American meets a girl from Russia on a dating site. They correspond, and sympathy is established between them, which seems to grow into love.

She flies to him in America.

The swindler was able to convince the victim that in order to pass customs control she needed to show a certain amount of money:

In short: customs officials require every Russian tourist who flies to the United States on a tourist visa to demonstrate that they have $3160. otherwise, they do not allow people on the flight. because of this rule, I was not on the flight, and I have the right to book any next flight convenient for me. but I need to have $3160. I won't have to spend this money. I will have to showthis money at customs. And I can get on a plane and come to you. I will return all the money to you when I arrive there to you.

my dear, I understand that this is a large amount of money. but I will not have to spend this money. I just have to have this money with me and show this money to customs officers.

my love, I hope that we can find the strength to overcome this obstacle! I love you very much and I want to be with you!

You should know that such a rule does not really exist. Checking the financial capacity of a person traveling to the United States is the task of the officer at the consulate (during the interview for a US visa), not the officers at customs.

How much money a person has is his personal business. It is important only that the legal limits of cash are not violated.

Unfortunately, the man (victim of this scam) sent her the requested amount of money ($ 3160).The fact that she used her own bank account actually convinced him to send her money. It’s a risky scam but it worked for her. 

Then the situation unfolded as follows. The girl said she was attacked at the airport just before departure and robbed.

Forgive me, my dear. I did not meet our expectations, I could not fly to you. Damn, it's just some kind of horror! I'm very to blame! But I have to tell you.

Chuck, I got into a terrible situation.. I was robbed by criminals! Now I just do not want to live. I feel guilty in this situation! Please listen to me, understand that I did not want this. This is some stupid combination of circumstances. I did not even know that someone at the airport could attack me and rob me! Chuck, now I feel I'm not worthy of such a wonderful and magnificent man like you! I am so sorry! Please do not be mad at me! I love you very much, my prince!

Chuck, I was at the police station all night. But before the police I went to the hospital, I was diagnosed with a concussion. Now I'll explain everything to you in more detail.

When I arrived at the airport, nothing boded ill. Everything went according to plan. I had to go to the customs. But I wanted very much in the toilet. I could not stand it. And of course I went to the toilet. But in the toilet an accident awaited me. In the toilet, some girl started talking to me, she was asking me something. And suddenly I lost consciousness. Someone hit me from behind on the head, while the girl distracted me with her questions. They searched me, they found the money that I had. They took all the money. They did not collect documents and things from the bag.

I was taken to the hospital, I was given first aid and they diagnosed me with a concussion. And now my head is very sore. Next I went to the police to write a statement of the crime. I spent the whole night in the police, I was interrogated, I filled out some papers and statements. I'm very tired and my whole body hurts, especially my head.

But this was not enough for fraudsters. “Fortunately,” for a victim who has already lost $ 3,160, the situation can be “corrected.” Here’s what scammers write:

The police talked about this with customs officers. customs officers told the police that people who travel on a tourist visa can show their bank account. This bank statement must be new, no later than 4 hours. and it turns out I don’t have to carry a lot of cash with me. I did not know about it!! I would have done it. But I did not know! I was not experienced in these matters.
If I could have the right amount of money, I would make an extract on my bank account, and I would be safe from criminals!! And I would have gone through customs and on the next flight I would have come to you. But I have no money, and I do not know what to do now. Please forgive me, my love. I feel like a stupid woman because of this situation. I blame myself so much!

Chuck, I love you so much! I understand that you can be angry with me. But please do not leave me! We will be together! I love you my dear! I can not live without you! I do not imagine my life without you! you are my Love! Forgive me.
Always yours
your loving Maria.

By the way, here is the account number to which the victim transferred $ 3,160 to Marina

How we recommend acting in such situations so as not to fall victim to such fraud

ALWAYS check the girls you communicate with on dating sites.Our company has 10 years of experience in detecting online dating scammers. We can identify the person by photo or fully verify her (check all the data you have about this individual). In the situation described above, a victim of fraud could save $ 3,090 spending only 70$ to identify his girlfriend by photo.

How will the Ukrainian Covid passports work?

ukrainian covid passport

In Ukraine, the launch of a document confirming vaccination against coronavirus COVID-19 has been announced. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine explained where and how it is planned to use this “vaccination passport” (Covid passport).

Ukraine will develop a single document for vaccinated against COVID-19 for international travel and domestic use. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Yaroslav Kucher. Vaccination confirmation can be obtained in the form of an electronic or paper certificate. The final version of the document is still being finalized.

Ukrainian Covid passport for travel

According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the developed document will be needed primarily by those who will travel abroad. “It is not a technical problem for us to print this standard document, set a QR-code for verification or some other verification methods. Our question is that this document be accepted and accepted where our citizens will enter,” explained Kucher. According to him, the ministry will primarily focus on the requirements of the European Union regarding the international vaccination certificate. “We are ready to either integrate into the existing system or launch our own as soon as possible,” the deputy minister said.

When and how they will start issuing certificates

The Ministry of Health does not name a specific date for the introduction of “vaccination passports”. “We will hope that it will be as soon as possible, because everyone will start getting vaccinated,” said Yaroslav Kucher. “Now we are choosing the way to go. If there is no unified solution from the EU, so to speak, in a clear period of time, we will launch our own and start a campaign to recognize our documents.”

At the same time, the Ministry of Health acknowledges that there is currently no specific vision of what the document will look like and on which platform it will work. The Ministry of Health predicts that such a document will most likely be available through the state electronic services portal “Diya”.

The Ministry of Digital Transformation says that the developers of the vaccination document are waiting for final decisions from the WHO, in order to implement a passport in their vision, which will be recognized by all countries.

Consultation on coronavirus in Ukraine

You met a girl from Ukraine on a dating site. She is going to visit you in your country. If you are not sure about your girlfriend, we are ready to give you additional advice. The situation around the coronavirus pandemic in Ukraine is constantly changing. The conditions for Ukrainians to enter the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and European countries are no longer the same as they were before the pandemic. Coronavirus tests are often part of dating scams. Contact us and sign up for a paid consultation. We will answer all your questions. This will save you time and money.

How much is a cheap smartphone in Ukraine

price of cheap smartphone in ukraine

If you feel that your new girlfriend from Ukraine is trying to steal your money to buy a new smartphone, this article will be useful for you. Hope, it’s not too late.

“Honey, buy me a smartphone so we can chat and see each other”. This is one of the most popular scams on dating sites. The woman from Ukraine convinces you that you are very interesting to her, that she thinks about you every day and can’t wait to meet you. Communication usually takes place either on paid dating sites or in messengers (WhatsApp). You can’t see her face because she claims that she still has a very old and antediluvian mobile phone. But if you send her money, she will buy a smartphone with a camera and then you will finally be able for a video chat. Of course, this is a lie and the main goal is to get an extra few hundred dollars from you. And the very fact that you cannot see her face is a red flag… But that’s not what this is about.

Smartphones in Ukraine cost less than you thought

Some time ago we consulted a gentleman in a similar situation. He thought: I will send her 200 USD and let her buy a cheap smartphone in Ukraine so that we can communicate in video chat. We explained to him that $ 200 was clearly too expensive. So how much does a cheap smartphone in Ukraine cost then?

In fact, the logic of our client from the United States can be understood. The American market is dominated by Apple smartphones with a corresponding price tag. However, the situation in Ukraine is different. As of the end of 2020, the TOP smartphone brands in Ukraine look like this: Xiaomi – 40%, Samsung – 25%, Huawei – 16%, ZTE – 4%, Oppo – 4%. As you can see, the Apple brand is not on this list at all.

As for the cost of cheap smartphones of the Xiaomi brand in Ukraine, it is many times lower than Apple smartphones (despite their quite acceptable quality). Their cheapest versions start from 100 USD. Meanwhile, if you want to buy a used Apple smartphone in Ukraine, its price starts from 65 USD only.

If a girl from Ukraine you met on the dating site does not have a smartphone, it’s a wake-up call. A young attractive Ukrainian woman without a smartphone is as rare as a cool party without a hangover in the morning.

The best thing you can do before sending her any money is contact us. “Guys, can you verify this woman? Is she legit?” We will consult you, check her and give a professional assessment. You will save time, money and sleep soundly.

Can – a dating scam scheme

dating site scheme can

A can – this is how we call a dating scam scheme often used by women from Ukraine and Russia.

The scheme of fraud is based on using the pictures of the same person on a large number of dating sites. Usually it’s 5-20 profiles on different dating sites. Those profiles can be registered for the same person and age or under different names and ages.

The peculiarity is that the photos are impossible or very difficult to identify. It’s like a ghost. So when we take this on (identification of person by photos) it turns almost impossible, because there’s no match on the Internet/social networks. And believe me, we know well how to search. This kind of conspiracy (hygiene on social networks and the Internet) is a necessary component of this dating fraud.

We know the case when a man was in contact with the allegedly same girl on different dating sites, but on one site she swore to him in love, and on another – did not recognize him.

Many times, these women say they’re active people: a doctor, a dancer, a restaurant owner. You have to know that it is impossible in the modern world, in modern Ukraine, for such an active woman at this age not to be on social networks. It does not happen. Not in Ukraine.

What does it mean? It’s a can – another dating scam and you should avoid such girls. Why? Most likely, she does not communicate with you personally. Specially trained people (sometimes even men) do it instead of her. She has either sold her photos to a dating site and now this material works under the same or different legends / different profiles or this person is constantly getting her commission from dating sites.

If necessary, she is told: hey, write a text on a piece of paper and take a photo for such a client. So she urgently does that to confirm she’s legit and allegedly is in correspondence (she’s real and sincere with you).

We know of a case when, according to legend, the girl was in Odessa all the time, but in fact she had been in Dubai for more than a year. From time to time she took photos, imitating that she was in Odessa.

If you encounter a similar situation, avoid such ladies, because it is a scam. Your chances of finding the woman in the photo are extremely low and even if you succeed, it will not work, because that woman does not know you. She has no feelings for you. You are just a source of profit.

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Fraud with Ukrainian or Russian passport and American visa

Fake US visa in fake Russian passport dating fraud

A new type of scam on dating sites, which is now becoming popular is when using Ukrainian or Russian passport and a US visa.  

The lady you meet on the dating site lets you know that you are extremely lucky, because she already has a Ukrainian or Russian passport and an American visa. No need to spend extra on a passport, no need to wait for a US visa. Everything is READY and just waiting for you to take it.

After that, the level of your enthusiasm goes beyond, you already imagine a close meeting, etc.

But there is a small nuance. She claims that during the customs control she needs to show that she has the finances for the time of her stay in the USA for as long as you invite her. Actually, this is deception / fraud.

She will say: My love, if I go to you for two weeks, I have to show at customs at least 100 dollars a day. Nothing less than 1,400 dollars. Please send me this amount so I can show it to customs. This is just a formality required by the customs. Darling, when I come to you, I will definitely return this amount to you. I’m an honest girl.

As soon as you send her this money, the girl will disappear.

The fact is that both her passport and her US visa are fake. Most likely, the lady, her pictures and her legend is nothing more than a fiction. So you automatically lose at least $ 1,500.

To avoid such a tragic end, use our services. Verify your Ukrainian or Russian date to make sure she’s legit. We offer to check Ukrainian passport, Russian passport as well as US visa. In addition, we’re able to identify a person by picture(s) so you can find out who’s that person on the pictures she sent you. There are algorithms that allow us to perform this search accurately.

In the meantime, stay safe and be smart.

What dating sites are safe?

safe dating sites

Dating sites without fraud

What dating sites can you recommend? Is there a safe place without romance scammers? This is a very popular question. It is asked by clients we helped to find out that their potential girlfriend from Ukraine or Russia is a fraud. After that, they ask: advice a good quality dating site, where I could find a girlfriend for life, wife, etc.

Why dating sites do not check girls

The truth is that such safe dating sites do not exist a priori. Why they cannot exist?

If we read private policy of dating sites, the Security section would say something like “the girls on our dating site are checked on the registration stage. We check their ID, so their name is 100% correct”. Most likely, this will be the maximum that dating sites can offer you.

100% safe dating sites do not exist

Our company has been detecting scammers on dating sites for over 10 years. In practice, there is the following:

  • dating sites do not check girls’ profiles at all. For them, this is a showcase where they show their stuff and the more choices available, the better for business;
  • dating sites produce fraud (create scammers using fake identity, cooperate with them, use different fake mediators like translation agencies and travel agencies)
  • dating sites check girls at an early stage and do it completely ineffectively (unprofessionally) – easily swallow fake Ukrainian and Russian passports.

These are the realities of life and safe online dating. Therefore, you should be extremely careful and not rely on what the dating site has written in its privacy policy.

Enlightening story from our experience. Our client asked us to verify a girl. Her profile was on a dating site that positioned itself as a very safe club where a man can find a life partner. Registration only by invitation from other club members. When we verified that girl it turned out her personal information (surname, background, place of residence etc.) is completely different. The man spent thousands of dollars on the services of a dating site. So when he contacted them saying what’s going on, the dating site sent him a snide response – thanks for letting us know. We will warn our security department and double check her. And that’s it!!! No apologies. Not to mention the compensation for wasted time and money.

You need to be aware of the following. Even if the dating site checked her 100%, checked her under a microscope, she wrote a receipt: mom, I swear to be a good girl… even that means nothing. Why? Because a person has free will. Today she thinks / says one thing, tomorrow another, the day after tomorrow a third. She can change her mind. It is impossible to control the will of a man, much less the will of a woman.

Always verify girls from dating sites

So what safe dating sites do we recommend? – None.

We recommend that you always check the girls you communicate with on dating sites. The number of frauds is VERY high.

Most of the girls from dating sites have no intention of meeting you in person, becoming your wife/lower, cook you a dinner, have kids with you etc. These are people who cheat to make money.

Unfortunately, most men need to go through their bitter experience, to burn to make sure that safe dating sites do not exist and that girls on dating sites need to be checked.

The choice is yours.

If you want us to verify the girls from dating sites, to be safe, save your time and money, we will help you. Our team has extensive experience in this field.

You will know if it’s her real name, pictures, address, phone number, address, if she’s really a doctor, teacher… Identify your girl, so you can be sure who you are really talking to. Contact us now to find out the truth.

Average salary in Ukraine

avarage salary ukraine

The average wage in Ukraine is a macroeconomic indicator calculated as the arithmetic mean of the wages of all groups of workers in Ukraine. It is calculated based on the payroll of employees (including part-time pay), bonuses, redundancies, remuneration for the year and one-time incentives.

The salary is indicated according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Only enterprises with more than 10 employees are taken into account.

The average salary in Ukraine in 2020 is UAH 11,596 or USD 550

The average wage in Ukraine’s regions.

Average Salary, UAH

How much does it cost to issue a Russian passport

cost russian passport

Let’s imagine you met a girl from Russia on a dating site and she asks money for a Russian passport to meet you. In this article we’ll explain how much does it cost to issue a Russian passport. True cost of Russian passport.

Having of a passport for Russians is something must have. People leave Russia on business, in search of to study, on scientific trips, they travel etc.

Russian passports for travel abroad: types and cost of issuance

According to the Russian law “On the procedure for leaving the Russian Federation and entering the Russian Federation,” a passport is the main document according to which citizens can leave the country and return. This document also serves for identification of a citizen outside Russia.

RF Ministry of Internal Affairs authorities issue two types of Russian  passports for travel abroad that are legally equivalent: the old model and the new (biometric) one. This is due to the fact that since 2009 a gradual transition to biopassports has begun in Russia.

Clarifying how much the state duty for the replacement of a passport costs, it should be said that everything will depend on the type of document. In 2021, Russian citizens have the opportunity to choose a biometric passport or an old generation document at their discretion. Each of the documents has its own benefits:

Old type passportNew type passport
Number of pages in a passport
Electronic secure storage
NoOn the last page there is a built-in chip that contains biometric data (photo, papillary patterns of two fingers (for persons over 12 years old) and an electronic signature) and duplicated passport data of the owner.
Period of validity
5 years10 years
Document photo format
4 photos in 35×45 mm format2 digital photos (photographing takes place upon application)
Information about children under 14
Information about the child сan be entered in the parent’s passportThere’s no way to do it
Protection class
HighVery high

It should be added that a biometric passport allows you to reduce to a minimum the time for passing through passport control, while a paper passport involves passing the border in a general manner. In addition, every year an increasing number of states require incoming foreigners to provide their biometric data.

Federal paperwork fee

Every citizen of the Russian Federation must pay a federal document processing fee. The amount of this fee is different. The state duty on a Russian passport of a new sample for 10 years should cover all costs incurred by the state for the production of a document. The complication of the manufacturing procedure, the use of modern technologies and materials objectively led to an increase in costs. The last increase in the federal fee for the issuance of a new generation passport occurred in 2021. The fee for the provision of this public service is 5,000 rubles (53 USD) for citizens of the Russian Federation from the age of 14.

The Tax Code of the Russian Federation allows former citizens of Ukraine not to pay the state duty for issuing a new passport of the Russian Federation if:

  • they acquired Russian citizenship in accordance with the constitutional law of the Russian Federation of 21.03. 2021 No. 6-FKZ (part 1 of article 4);
  • they are applying for the first time for registration of a Russian passport on the territory of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol;
  • they have a valid (at the time of application) Ukrainian passport for travel abroad.

The state duty for an old-style Russian passport for 5 years is 2000 rubles (21 USD) for citizens of the Russian Federation from the age of 14. For citizens of the Russian Federation living in the Kaliningrad region, the state provides the opportunity to issue Russian passports of both new and old models without having to pay a state fee.

An urgent passport of Russia is required: the cost of the solution

The administrative regulations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation clearly prescribe the timing of the issuance of a passport:

  • 30 days – upon submission of documents at the place of registration;
  • 90 days – if submitted at the place of registration, if the applicant has access to the state secret (military, civil servant, scientist, etc.);
  • 120 days – when applying at the place of residence.

The processing time of the submitted documents and the production of a Russian passport do not depend on its type – it does not matter whether it is old or new model. The countdown starts from the date of application.

Acceleration of the process is possible only with the registration of an old-style passport (there are no ready-made forms for biometric passports). The document will be ready within three days, provided that:

  • official confirmation of the need for urgent surgery or emergency treatment in a clinic abroad (when delay can lead to serious consequences);
  • a certificate or document confirming the death / serious illness of a close relative in another state.

The amount of the state duty on such a passport remains the same: no additional money will be required for the urgency.

Fees can be paid at bank branches, through payment terminals, Internet banking and the State Service portal (GosUslugi).

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Criminal liability for forgery of a Ukrainian passport

What is the penaly for possession of fake Ukrainian passport under a fake name

On December 3, 2020, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted in the first reading the draft law on liability for theft, misappropriation, sale, forgery of identity documents confirming Ukrainian citizenship or special status of a person, as well as certificates of state registration of civil status and / or use of knowingly forged such documents.

Forged Ukrainian documents

Today, forgery of identity documents confirming the citizenship of Ukraine or the special status of a person, as well as the documents on the basis of which they are issued, is a fairly common crime.

These include documents such as a passport of a citizen of Ukraine, a passport of a citizen of Ukraine for travel abroad, a residence permit, as well as certificates of state registration of civil status. And their forgery, respectively, makes it possible to seize someone else’s property, finances, evade property liability, liability for offenses, illegally cross the border and so on.

Today, forgery of such documents has become so widespread that even virtual forged document stores and underground laboratories operate. At the same time, members of organized criminal groups for the purpose of personal enrichment commit criminal acts aimed at illegal transportation of persons across the state border of Ukraine and legalization of foreigners on the territory of Ukraine. One of the reasons for such a scale of crime in this area is the small amount of liability (30 USD).

Therefore, the draft law provides for the strengthening of criminal liability for crimes related to forgery of these documents.
The draft law proposes to amend Articles 357 and 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, as well as to supplement it with Article 358-1, according to which liability is established for:

  • theft, misappropriation of identity documents confirming the citizenship of Ukraine or the special status of a person, or certificates of state registration of civil status, as well as intentional illegal possession of them in any other way;
  • use of knowingly forged identity documents confirming citizenship of Ukraine or special status of a person, or certificates of state registration of civil status;
  • forgery of identity documents confirming the citizenship of Ukraine or special status of a person, or certificates of state registration of civil status, as well as the acquisition, sale or other transfer of such forged documents.

Arrest for fake Ukrainian documents

The document provides for arrest for up to six months or restriction of liberty for up to three years for misappropriation of these documents or intentional illegal possession of them in any other way. Thus for use of knowingly forged documents it is offered to punish with arrest for a period of up to six months or restriction of liberty for a period from three to five years.

The draft law also provides for arrest for up to six months or imprisonment for up to three years for forgery of these documents, their acquisition, sale or transfer in any way.

If the above offenses are committed repeatedly or by prior conspiracy by a group of persons or an official using official position, such actions are proposed to be punished by arrest for three to five years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to three years or without such.