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Cryptocrooks: Spanish police bust tax haven Bitcoin fraudsters

A RECENT huge rise in the value of cryptocurrencies has seen a parallel rise in scammers. Spanish police have moved in on a ring of...

EXCLUSIVE: Expat fashion boss Jody Smart goes from catwalk queen to alleycat after probe over alleged multi-million investment fraud

A WELL-KNOWN expat fashion designer and ex-model has been grilled at a Costa Blanca court over her involvement in one of the biggest investment...

Quartet of crypto currency con artists caught on Costa Blanca after €7m scam

ALLEGED FRAUDSTERS in Alicante have been arrested for their part in a SEVEN MILLION euro crypto currency scam. Policia Nacional detained the four, two men...

Mask fraudsters arrested as Moldovan gang sell non-existent PPE gear around Spain

A Moldovan gang have been arrested on 265 fraud charges including 81 scams involving selling non-existent COVID-19 protection gear. Six people were detained in Catalunya...

People are buying FAKE and convincing negative COVID-19 test results to enter Spain and other countries as one forger...

POLICIA Nacional have arrested a woman for allegedly selling fake coronavirus test results. Investigators are also hunting down buyers of the forged negative results, which...

Benidorm scammers stole over €1 million by hijacking bank accounts on Spain’s Costa Blanca

OVER €1 million was stolen from bank accounts in a major scam run by Benidorm-based internet fraudsters Four Spaniards aged between 34 and 71 have...

Woman took €133,000 in pension money from dead aunt on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A WOMAN faces four years behind bars for stealing €133,000 in state pensions from a dead aunt's bank account. The unnamed Costa Blanca resident is...

Fraudsters pocketed over €600,000 meant for animal charities during two years on Spain’s Costa Blanca

NATIONAL POLICE have arrested the administrators of a charity in Paterna (Valencia) for allegedly defrauding contributors out of over €600,000. During the last two years,...

Fake solicitor creams off over €300,000 from unsuspecting client in Spain’s Valencian Community

A BOGUS lawyer is accused of syphoning off €311,000 from a trusting client in the Valencian Community. The Guardia Civil arrested a 33-year-old woman from...

DO NOT enter your payment details if you receive these two WhatsApp messages, as scammers are trying to cheat...

SCAMMERS have been out in full force during the state of emergency, looking to capitalise on the current state of events.

Drivers put ‘at serious risk’ in Spain’s Costa Blanca, by frauds cheating driving exams

TWO young Alicante men were arrested for cheating and representing others during the theory part of their driving exam, earlier this month. The men, one...

Two face jail over Spanish golf resort that became a €54 million swindle

TWO MEN allegedly involved in defrauding hundreds of overseas buyers and investors are facing up to seven years behind bars. Antonio Martinez sold properties off-plan...

Conman accused of stealing expat’s BMW claims his transport company left it in northern Spain due to ‘paperwork problems’

A CONVICTED British conman has been accused of striking again in a car transport scam running up and down the Costa Blanca. Simon Davies, 58,...

Police arrest Spanish ‘gang’ after British CEOs hacked in €10 million email scam

The scam affected firms from 12 countries, including Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Chile, Belgium, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Norway and the US

Spain’s Government SEIZES former dictator General Franco’s €5 million summer palace over its ‘fraudulent’ sale

It comes as Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE administration has pushed on with a plan to exhume the remains of the Fascist dictator

Spain’s former IMF head to face fresh corruption charges as new crimes come to light

Deals were allegedly offered by senior Bankia figures to public relations firms in return for €2 million in suspected bribes

Serial British conman who preyed on elderly and vulnerable arrested on Costa del Sol after 15 years on run

The judge in the case labelled him a ‘amoral fraudster’ as he was found guilty of swindling a dozen clients

Police arrest 30 in Costa del Sol gigalo ring that lured young men with FAKE escort jobs, netting ringleaders...

Fake roles, accompanying wealthy older women, with salaries of up to €700 per service were promised

OPINION: Desperate British families losing thousands in Spain villa scams show that we need more dedicated fraud officers

Dedicated police officers need to be made available for these crimes, or at the very least a cyber crime hotline promising rapid action

OPINION: British fraud victims in Spain can be hopeful after MPs – who never agree on anything – lend...

Indeed getting more than a handful of MPs to agree on anything these days is certainly no small feat

Europol help police in Spain dismantle cryptocurrency money laundering ring

It comes as bitcoin worth €37 million was stolen by hackers from one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges

Nun in Spain faces three years in prison after changing pensioners’ election ballots from PSOE to PP

She was apparently caught red-handed inserting PP ballots into the envelopes, and documents from the time of the incident have now been handed over to the Office of the Prosecutor

THE ITALIAN JOB: Italian arrested after selling ex-mother-in-law’s Fiat 500 and then lying it was stolen in Alicante

AN Italian man has been arrested in Alicante after selling his ex-mother-in-law’s car and then lying it had been stolen. The man, 44, gained a...

Innocent British expat faces new charges of 12 months in prison and €5,400 fine after leaving Spain to visit...

He had been arrested back in July 2015, along with his friend Scott Cattell, 47, following a seemingly innocent odd job

Police believe slain millionaire Marco laundered Kinahan cartel money, as latest Marbella shooting sparks manhunt

49-year-old millionaire Marco Yaqout was shot more than 20 times last January while parking outside his two-storey villa in San Pedro de Alcantara

HEN DON’T: British bridesmaids in Marbella ‘feel sick’ after losing €2,700 in hen party luxury villa scam

Talia, who booked the rental, realised something wasn’t right when she was told by the villa’s real owner ‘this isn't me’