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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

FIATSCO: Police located the 'stolen' vehicle in an Alicante parking lotAN Italian man has been arrested in...

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’

Using Cryptocurrency as a Major Mode of Payment

Cryptocurrency has gone from an obscure topic of conversation among computer specialists to a major feature of contemporary public life.Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have promised that...

DON’T JUDGE: ‘Fake lawyer’ on Costa del Sol arrested after she charged clients €2000 a minute

“When you go to court nobody asks for your credentials,” veteran Marbella lawyer Antonio Flores told the Olive Press

EXPOSED: Food boffins in Spain develop hi-tech laser machine to detect FAKE extra virgin olive oils

The laser device, which is no bigger than a bag, generates results in real time and is cheap to manufacture

Police bust Benidorm sex club after Polish gang stole thousands by adding zeros to customer’s bills

Three Polish women aged 22, 23 and 27 were among those arrested at the club frequented by Brits

OLIVE WATCHERS: Spain’s Civil Guard to make surprise visits to olive oil factories after weigh-in controversies

It will serve to dispel doubts that have always existed on the part of farmers who are going to weigh their fruit after a hard day of harvesting

UK’s most wanted conman Mark Acklom caged after two years on the run in Europe

Acklom had links to Spain and was believed to still be hiding here

British father and son fugitives captured in southern Spain after stealing more than €1 million

The men had travelled separately to France in January 2018 before crossing the border into Spain

The costly experience of using a phony driver’s licence writes Antonio Flores

IT is a well-documented fact that the Spanish Costas’ rich variety of foreign residents increases the complexity of legal issues and driving licenses -...

Police smash fake exam racket across Spain as detainees posed as foreigners for cash

POLICIA Nacional have arrested 47 people for taking Spanish language exams using false documentation.Detainees were paid between €1-2000 to pose as foreigners and take...

MAKES YOU SICK! Record fine for fake holiday sickness claim for young couple in UK

A BRITISH couple have been ordered to pay a record fine for their fake holiday sickness claim.Liverpool couple Chelsea Devine, 21 and Jamie Melling,...

Malware mastermind behind cyber robberies amassing €1bn arrested in Costa Blanca

The detained is the leader of an organised crime gang which has infiltrated at least 100 financial institutions in 40 countries

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Expat couple in Spain arrested for €700,000 ‘fake sportswear website’ on Costa del Sol

AN expat couple have been arrested over a €700,000 internet scam on the Costa del Sol.The French duo are suspecting of selling sportswear online...

Romanian fugitive extradited after being arrested and released 88 times in Andalucia

A FUGITIVE arrested more than 80 times has been extradited after being found in Almeria.The 30-year-old Romanian was caught by the International Fugitive Tracing...

Police arrest culprits behind lottery scam of thousands of euros in Malaga

The Policia Nacional detained six people who between them defrauded €700,000 from 12 victims across Spain, Europe and Australia.

Bilbao court ruling threatens void agreements without valid licences

It is believed that defunct Luxembourg-based Landsbanki Bank had lent a staggering 100 million euros in Spain to reduce death duties that thankfully will be difficult to recoup.

Malaga has highest rate of insurance fraud in the whole of Spain

Last year, Malaga recorded around 22,500 attempts at insurance fraud
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