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Wheel of fortune with drilled hole in roulette machine netting fraudsters €50,000 in Spain’s Murcia

A roulette wheel game in a Aguilas gambling saloon was sabotaged to pay out €50,000 in five days. The ringleader of the fraudsters smuggled in...

Off-site car parking company workers scam Costa Blanca airport in Spain

FOUR employees of an Alicante-Elche airport car parking company have been arrested for a scam involving at least 50 vehicles dodging charges. Clients handed over...

Neymar and co-defendants cleared of fraud over 2013 transfer to Spain’s Barcelona

A court has cleared footballer Neymar and his co-defendants in a fraud trial linked to his 2013 transfer from Brazilian club Santos to Barcelona. The...

Online shopping con defrauds parcel company of nearly €500,000 in Spain’s Valencia

A Valencia area parcel company was defrauded of €469,000 when it was hit by invoices from a luxury goods distributor based in Poland. The three...

Minor who was passing himself off as a doctor and making house calls arrested in Madrid

SPAIN’S National Police have arrested a minor in Madrid who was passing himself off as an emergency doctor and was actually making house calls....

Businesses across Spain get ripped-off by Barcelona-based cybercriminals

A Barcelona-based cybercriminal gang defrauded 11 companies across Spain by intercepting business email invoices and pocketing the money. They also scammed seven individuals on 'buy...

Home help steals over €70,000 from old woman’s bank account in Spain’s Valencia

A home help has been arrested for fraud and theft in Gandia after stealing €70,400 from a 90-year-old woman's bank account. The female thief, 36,...

TV pirate on Spain’s Costa Blanca defrauded providers of over €210,000 via UK-based scheme

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a Denia-based man who sold pirated premium UK TV services. He's believed to be a British national but there has...

Ex-employee steals fuel discount card from trucking firm in €60,000 fraud on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A former Alicante transport company driver stole a fuel discount card to defraud his ex-employer of €60,000 in just two months. The man knew the...

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...

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