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Developers of unfinished Trampolin Hills urbanisation in Spain’s Murcia go on trial for defrauding overseas home buyers

TWO men accused of conning foreign property buyers at a Murcia development have gone on trial and blamed each other. One of them claimed to...

Three British expats investigated in €50 million international fraud ring based in Spain’s Mallorca

AT least three British expats are under investigation into the €50 million fraud case following police raids across Mallorca. The British landlord of a crew...

EXCLUSIVE: Holiday fraudsters in Spain’s Mallorca rip off British victims in – yet another – rental scam

A SURPRISE 50th birthday party in Mallorca has been ruined by holiday rental scammers. At least two other victims have also lost money to the...

Fruit fraudsters with connections to Italian mafia arrested in Spain’s Valencia

NINE alleged members of a criminal gang connected to the Italian mafia have been arrested in La Safor district (Valencia Province) for allegedly conning...

Russian computer hacker from the Costa Blanca who stole €4 million from banks is jailed by Spain’s National High...

A Costa Blanca-based Russian hacker who stole over €4 million from banks around the world has been jailed for a four-and-a-half years. The National High...

EXCLUSIVE: Gestor involved in padron fraud facing eviction for 12 months non-payment of rent on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EVICTION proceedings have been launched to remove One Way Services from their Quesada office, the Olive Press has learnt. The gestor at the centre of...

Secret silos of dangerous diesel and the 30 gas stations in Spain’s Valencia defrauding €50m from both drivers and...

A MULTINATIONAL gang that imported dangerous diesel to Spain from Eastern Europe has been busted, resulting in 22 arrests. The alleged fraudsters, from Spain, Poland,...

EXCLUSIVE: British expats caught up in faked residency probe on Spain’s Costa Blanca face two-year legal limbo and travel...

EXPATS caught up in the alleged fraudulent residency scam on the Costa Blanca have been told by police that they can’t leave the country...

EXCLUSIVE: British expats in Spain warned over ‘fraudulent’ residency applications amid police probe

A GROUP of British expats have been questioned by police after their padron certificates proving they lived in Spain appear to have been doctored. At...

GOOD AS GOLD as tricksters fool jewellers on Spain’s Costa Blanca into buying fakes

A young couple swindled jewellers and gold exchange stores across Alicante City by selling them fake trinkets and rings with a gold-style covering sprayed...

EU-funded law agency helps smash complex Spanish VAT fraud scheme that netted €26 million

EUROPOL, the EU’s international law enforcement agency, worked with authorities across five countries to arrest 22 suspects belonging to an organised crime group which...

Quick loan scam as tempting Costa Blanca website tricked victims across Spain over what they actually owed

A Sant Joan d'Alacant man has been arrested for running a quick loans website that conned customers into repaying far more than they expected. The...

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

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