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Extortion racket blackmailed men making online prostitute bookings via bogus adverts in Spain’s Valencia

A VALENCIA extortion racket pocketed over €180,000 from men looking to book a prostitute via a bogus website. Customers were blackmailed for not going through...

Woman tries to extort money from her mother in bogus kidnap plot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 45-year-old woman has been arrested along with two men after trying to extort money out of her Alicante mother by lying about a...

First day of Mallorca Hells Angels trial sees 34 of nearly 50 defendants cut deals with the prosecutor

THE FIRST day of a massive trial of members of a Hells Angels chapter based in Mallorca saw 34 of the nearly 50 defendants...

Spain’s Civil Guard busts gang that was extorting prostitution clients with threatening messages

THE SPANISH Civil Guard has busted a criminal gang that was extorting and threatening men who had used the internet to secure the services...

Man from Mallorca sentenced to 14 years for blackmail scheme to extort naked pictures from teenage girls in Spain

A Mallorcan man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for blackmailing six teenage girls into sending him naked pictures. The 22-year-old approached a...

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...

Benidorm gang dress up as police to con €500,000 out of businessman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm gang fleeced a Russian businessman out of €500,000 by pretending to be Guardia Civil officers and telling him that he was wanted...

Police officers jailed for running protection racket on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Torrevieja Policia Local officers have been jailed for demanding money from businesses to avoid fines for alleged law breaking. One officer was given five...

Woman in bogus kidnapping shoots dramatic video to extort €50,000 from mother on Spain’s Canary Islands

A woman in her thirties has been arrested in Tenerife for faking her own kidnapping and trying to extort €50,000 from her mother. Four people...

Extortionists demanded €14,000 from holiday home landlords to leave squatted properties on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A gang who charged a €14,000 'leaving fee' to Villajoyosa holiday home landlords has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. Four members of the crew...

Italian mafia boss mistakenly released in 2020 is arrested in Spain’s Catalunya region

AN Italian mafia boss mistakenly released from a Barcelona jail in October 2020, has been arrested by police at a routine checkpoint in Catalunya. Vittorio...

Police in Spain’s Valencia arrest blackmailers extorting men who booked escorts

THE Guardia Civil in Valencia has brought down a blackmail gang targetting men who cancelled appointments with escorts. Five Spanish nationals- four men and a...

Teenage dognappers demand €150 ransom from pet owner in Spain’s Valencia area

THREE teenagers tried to extort €150 from a Paterna dog owner after breaking into her house and stealing her pet. Two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old...

Teenage prankster in hot water after making €15,000 ransom demand for hostage release on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Denia teenager, 16, demanded a €15,000 ransom from the parents of a soccer teammate that he threatened to kill if he did not...

Escort website users blackmailed via instant messaging app used by Valencia gang in Spain

A Valencia-based gang made €150,000 in a year by blackmailing users of escort websites. The crew ironically pretended to be members of a criminal organisation...

Knife-wielding man threatened boys to steal phones and cash in Costa Blanca area of Spain

AN Alicante man used an abandoned factory as a base to collect money from children that he violently threatened. The Guardia Civil have arrested the...

Bogus prostitution gang made violent threats to extort cash from ‘clients’ across Spain

THREE blackmailers have been arrested for extorting money out of people who thought they had arranged a hook-up with a prostitute. The meetings never happened...

Erotic dating site users get conned and extorted via fake ads posted by gang in Spain

SPANISH Police have arrested four people accused of extorting money from users of an erotic contacts website. The quartet allegedly fleeced at least 22 site...

Police reveal 19 victims of ‘sextortion’ throughout Spain, four arrested in Madrid

POLICIA NACIONAL have detained four people that allegedly conned over €7,000 from victims in a 'sextortion' scam. They posed as women offering sexual services on...

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