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Blackmailers on Spain’s Costa Blanca extort €200,000 from escort website users

A blackmail gang has been arrested in Alicante and Valencia after pocketing over €200,000 by threatening users of an escort website. Six people have been...

Dozens of properties in Spain seized with Russian money laundering gang member arrested in Canary Islands

A woman has been arrested in Tenerife as part of a probe into a crime gang suspected of laundering dirty money linked to the...

Bank scammers in Spain steal €2 million by hijacking customer accounts in latest ‘smishing’ con

A bank scamming gang that netted over €2 million from hijacked accounts across Spain has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. It's the latest big...

Woman dopes separated husband with drugged croquette to clear out his bank account in Spain

A wife going through a divorce with her husband put a knock-out drug in a croquette so that she could steal €27,000 from his...

Businesses across Spain get ripped-off by Barcelona-based cybercriminals

A Barcelona-based cybercriminal gang defrauded 11 companies across Spain by intercepting business email invoices and pocketing the money. They also scammed seven individuals on 'buy...

Criminal gang in Spain’s Madrid and Toledo areas stole €250,000 to finance scams by hijacking 140 bank accounts

THE Policia Nacional has arrested 39 members of a criminal gang specialising in banking and financial fraud. The crooks swindled around €250,000 out of 140...

Costa Blanca real estate agency operated pyramid-style swindle conning €5 million out of clients in Spain

THE Guardia Civil has arrested three people and are investigating three others over a massive real estate scam. The agency, Grupo Lorelai, operated out of...

Benidorm fraudsters sell bogus concert tickets to customers across Spain in identity theft ruse

POLICE have arrested two Benidorm fraudsters, aged 21 and 23, who sold fake concert and festival tickets via a prominent social media network as...

Cyber scammers steal €30,000 from Costa Blanca fertility clinic clients in Spain

THREE women registered with an Alicante area fertility clinic have been conned out of over €30,000 in a computer scam. The Guardia Civil have arrested...

‘Phishing’ gang steal at least €443,600 from hacked online bank accounts in Spain

A bank 'phishing' con netted a nationwide gang at least €443,600 from 146 victims. The Policia Nacional have arrested 13 people across Spain and are...

International money launderer caught hiding out on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A money launderer wanted by Swedish authorities has been arrested on the Costa Blanca. The 31 year-old was detained by the Policia Nacional in Torrevieja. He's...

Personal identities stolen via internet site to open bank accounts and buy online goods in Spain’s Valencia area

AN internet fraud netted a Valencia area gang over €200,000 by pinching people's personal details to open bank accounts and make online orders. Two men...

Costa Blanca tax consultant in Spain launders nearly €1 million through bank transfers and buying property for Norwegian couple

AN Alicante Province tax consultant has been arrested for helping two Norwegians launder part of €11.5 million they defrauded from Norwegian tax authorities. A man...

Foreign ‘smishers’ travel specially to Spain’s Valencia to pick up new bank cards for spending sprees and cash withdrawals

THE Policia Nacional have arrested two Romanian men who travelled specially to Spain's Valencia area to cash in on a bank fraud known as...

Barcelona hackers hoodwink phone shops into issuing SIM cards used to clear out bank accounts in Spain

A Barcelona-based gang emptied out people's bank accounts by tricking phone shops to give them replacement phone SIM cards. Eight people have been arrested in...

Barcelona boy masterminds €150,000 online fraud to con approximately 100 people in Spain

A Barcelona area boy and his parents have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for committing online fraud that netted around €150,000 in two...

Costa Blanca-based ‘smishing’ con fleeces €600,000 out of unsuspecting bank customers in Spain

A nationwide con saw 106 bank customers robbed of €600,000 from their accounts after they unknowingly provided access to their 'log-in' and personal details. Operation...

‘Phishing’ and ‘Smishing’ gang arrested for mass internet banking scam based in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A Costa Blanca gang led by four brothers have been arrested by the Guardia Civil over an internet scam that netted cash from 163...

Massive money laundering fraud worth €45 million is busted in Valencia area of Spain

A four-year investigation has led to the arrest of five members of a Valencia area family gang for laundering over €45 million. They were detained...

Mobile phones cloned in Murcia-based scam emptying out bank accounts across Spain

A Murcia man has been arrested for running an international SIM card cloning gang that stole at least €400,000 from online bank accounts. The Policia...

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