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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...

US fugitive wanted in fraud case arrested in Spain’s Malaga

A US fugitive with an international arrest warrant (IAW) has been arrested by Policia Nacional. The National Police have arrested a 50-year-old woman in Monda...

Alleged fraudster pensioner in Spain claims she ‘can’t even use WhatsApp’

A 73-YEAR-OLD Malaga woman accused of online fraud has claimed she ‘doesn't even know how to use WhatsApp’. Maria, from Rincon de la Victoria in...

Police arrest 14 illegal migrants posing as refugees fleeing war in Ukraine after they presented false documents in Alicante...

MORE than a dozen people in Alicante have been arrested for posing as Ukrainians using fraudulent documents in order to stay in Spain illegally. The...

Mass vehicle test scam sees defective cars getting ‘pass’ certificates in Spain’s Mar Menor area

A massive scam has been uncovered at San Javier's ITV vehicle testing station in the Murcia region, with defective cars sailing through road safety...

Mobile phone company duped by €240,000 credit card con in Spain

A nationwide scam left an unnamed mobile phone operator in Spain out of pocket by over €240,000. The firm was tricked by a gang using...

Shakira loses appeal and will face trial over €14million tax fraud in Spain

SHAKIRA has lost her appeal to dismiss charges that she defrauded Spain’s tax office of €14 million and will face trial, a court has...

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...

Police hunt British estate agent wanted over defrauding client in Canary Islands

COURTS in the Canary Islands have issued an arrest warrant for a British woman who is accused of stealing €67,000 in a fraudulent property...

Builder in Spain cons elderly Mar Menor home owner out of €7,000 via new bank account

A builder scammed an elderly Mar Menor client by stealing €7,000 from a new bank account that he helped her to open. The Guardia Civil...

Father arrested after not paying the bill for son’s birthday party at Costa Blanca children’s play area in Spain

A father has been arrested for sneaking out of a back door at an Alicante venue without paying for his son's birthday party, The 27-year-old...

Real estate promoters hauled to court for illegally-built homes sold to British buyers in Spain’s Murcia

THREE real estate promoters are going on trial this week for defrauding British nationals over new home sales at El Valle del Sol in...

Costa Blanca swindlers charge thousands of euros for home renovation in Spain but do virtually nothing

TWO home renovators have been arrested in Elche for pocketing over €52,000 and hardly doing any work. The Policia Nacional believe there may be other...

NEW SCAM WARNING: Innocent customers in Spain duped by fake email from bank security staff

CYBER-CRIMINALS posing as Banco Santander officials have been reported stealing the passwords of bank customers by Spain’s Internet Security Office (OSI). Innocent customers have been...

Andalucia gang post cute photos of Pomeranian puppies to scam online buyers out of €30,000 across Spain

THREE people behind an online dog-selling scam have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Cadiz Province. The trio were detained in San Fernando and...

Tourist drugged at Costa Blanca ‘hostess’ club in Spain and has €10,000 of charges on stolen bank cards

A Finnish tourist had €10,665 charged on two stolen bank cards after being rendered unconscious by a spiked drink and pill at an Alicante...

Businessmen to face court over controversial Madrid Covid-19 PPE deal which paid for luxury cars and a yacht in...

A Madrid court will pursue a corruption case involving two businessmen over a €14.2 million PPE contract with Madrid City Council. The deal was struck...

Swindlers ran online custom-made sofa shop that never delivered from empty warehouse in Spain’s Valencia

THREE fraudsters ran a online 'made-to-order' sofa shop in Valencia Province that netted €543,095 in orders which were never fulfilled. The Guardia Civil have arrested...

Property owner stung with massive fine for bogus registration of immigrants in Spain’s Valencia

A Valencia area man has picked up a €105,000 penalty for breaking Spain's immigration laws. The 52-year-old Pakistani national from Mislata was fined €525 each...

Scammers put fake top brand labels on cheap clothes and shoes with €1.7 million retail value in Spain’s Murcia...

A fraud involving bogus brand labels being slapped onto cheap clothes imports has been broken up by the Guardia Civil in the Murcia region. A...

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...

Liar caught out over bogus insurance claim story of violent wallet theft outside his Costa Blanca home in Spain

AN Alicante man has been arrested for reporting a bogus crime in an attempt to defraud his insurance company. The 'victim', 64, filed two complaints...

Russians defraud vulnerable Ukrainian refugees queuing up for residency permits on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Russian interpreters have been arrested in Alicante for defrauding vulnerable Ukrainian refugees. The mother and daughter were detained by the Policia Nacional who say...

Online fraudsters, including British man, stole identities to bag €2 million in Spain’s Valencia area

SEVEN men, including a British national, have been arrested over a massive internet fraud that netted around €2 million through unauthorised loans and purchases. The...

Elderly woman conned out of €2,900 after great salesperson ‘offer’ on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO salespeople tricked an Alicante woman, 71, into losing €2,900 with a lie about cancelling a previous payment plan. A man and woman have been...

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