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Fraudsters charge anti-vaxxers in Spain up to €1,000 for bogus COVID-19 passports and PCR test results

SEVEN members of a gang who sold fake COVID-19 passports to anti-vaxxers have been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Spain. The Spanish branch of...

Cybercrime police in Murcia locate scammers who sold undelivered cars across Spain

TWO fraudsters have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for selling second-hand cars online which were never delivered to customers. The probe was launched in...

Luxury cars seized as major European cryptocurrency fraudster is arrested in Valencia area of Spain

A man branded as one of Europe's leading cryptocurrency scammers has been arrested in Valencia City and assets worth €2.5 million seized. The Portuguese man,...

Grapes of wrath for Costa Blanca vineyard owner in Spain who was not paid for UK export deal

A Catalan businessman has been arrested for scamming an Alicante Province farmer out of 45 tons of grapes that ended up in Manchester. The farmer...

Carer stole jewellery and made illegal cash withdrawals from elderly lady in Murcia area of Spain

A carer of a disabled 71-year-old Murcia City woman stole jewellery from her as well as withdrawing €12,000 from her bank account. The Policia Nacional...

‘Phishing’ and ‘Smishing’ gang arrested for mass internet banking scam based in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A Costa Blanca gang led by four brothers have been arrested by the Guardia Civil over an internet scam that netted cash from 163...

Cryptocurrency scammer who lived luxury lifestyle on Spain’s Costa del Sol arrested in Latvia

A SCAMMER, who lived a life of luxury on the Costa del Sol while allegedly fleecing his victims of at least €500,000, has been...

British gestor involved in mass fraud becomes ‘mayor’ of expat urbanisation on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A GESTOR who admitted responsibility for the arrest of British pensioners in a padron scandal is now a ‘Pedáneos Mayor’ covering a major expat...

Guardia Civil make surprise visits to ten football clubs in fraud probe across Spain

GUARDIA Civil officers and Social Security inspectors interviewed players at ten Spanish football clubs this Wednesday as part of a nationwide fraud probe. Training sessions...

Benidorm insurance brokers on Spain’s Costa Blanca scammed clients with fake charges for policies

A Benidorm insurance brokerage scammed at least 36 people since 2017 by pocketing money paid out for bogus policy price rises. Other victims have not...

British Embassy warns expats against submitting fraudulent residency applications – even through third parties

THE BRITISH EMBASSY has taken to social media this week, warning Brits against submitting fraudulent residency applications – either directly or through a third...

Old man conned by female fraudster’s ‘love scam’ in Valencia area of Spain

AN elderly love-struck Valancian man was conned out of €67,000 by a female fraudster. The woman, 33, has been arrested by the Policia Nacional in...

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...

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