6 Feb, 2018 @ 12:14
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Expat couple in Spain arrested for €700,000 ‘fake sportswear website’ on Costa del Sol


AN expat couple have been arrested over a €700,000 internet scam on the Costa del Sol.

The French duo are suspecting of selling sportswear online that didn’t exist.

Spanish cops raided their Marbella home, taking €207,000 cash, two sports cars, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and more.

Their accounts have also been frozen while the investigation continues.

Detectives were led to the alleged rip-off merchants by bank manager after he noticed several virtual payments processed through a French client were being flagged up as fraudulent.

There were at least 12,000 suspicious transactions linked to the accounts of the couple.


Police arrived just in time as one of the pair was intending to flee to Morocco with the €207,000 cash.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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