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Police make 15 arrests in Malaga over Spain residency scam

POLICE have seized accounts and property worth about €1.7 million from a Malaga agency that provided fake residency documents to Chinese nationals. National Police arrested...

Fraudsters posing as Covid test wholesaler arrested in Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol

TWO Estepona fraudsters have been arrested for allegedly making more than €600,000 posing as a coronavirus test wholesaler online. One person attempted to buy 1,000...

Man arrested for US-Spain basketball team scam?

A MALAGA man has been arrested for a scam involving the Spanish and US basketball federations in which he pocketed $143,400. The 63-year-old man was...

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...

Hi-tech electronic scam foiled to give written driving test answers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A written driving test candidate went to extraordinary lengths to pass the exam by using hi-tech gear at the Alicante test centre. Driving tests in...

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...

Bogus stock market brokers fleeced €6 million out of unsuspecting clients in Spain

A group of swindlers offering big returns on stock market investments have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The gang made €6 million out of...

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...

Swindlers ran online custom-made sofa shop that never delivered from empty warehouse in Spain’s Valencia

THREE fraudsters ran a online 'made-to-order' sofa shop in Valencia Province that netted €543,095 in orders which were never fulfilled. The Guardia Civil have arrested...

Foreign ‘smishers’ travel specially to Spain’s Valencia to pick up new bank cards for spending sprees and cash withdrawals

THE Policia Nacional have arrested two Romanian men who travelled specially to Spain's Valencia area to cash in on a bank fraud known as...

Russians defraud vulnerable Ukrainian refugees queuing up for residency permits on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO Russian interpreters have been arrested in Alicante for defrauding vulnerable Ukrainian refugees. The mother and daughter were detained by the Policia Nacional who say...

Woman swindled out of €20,000 in online romance scam by bogus doctor in Spain’s Murcia region

A conman swindled €20,000 out of a woman looking for love as he pretended to be a 'prestigious' South American doctor. The 34-year-old Nigerian trickster...

Thieves book home visits to disinfect Covid-infected mattresses in Alicante area of Spain

CONMEN posing as Valencian government employees have been contacting elderly residents in Petrer to make appointments to disinfect their mattresses. The scammers have been cold-calling...

Expat wedding planner who scammed couples out of dream nuptials on Spain’s Costa del Sol pleads guilty

A WEDDING planner who left a trail of debts in Spain before reappearing on a reality TV show in Ireland has pleaded guilty to...

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...

Homes of vulnerable people seized by lawyer-led scammers in Costa Blanca area of Spain

AN Alicante Province gang ran a racket that seized homes from people who struggled to repay loans. They created a company which hoodwinked loan holders...

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,...

Almeria couple part of international criminal gang arrested over €326,000 internet scam

THE National Police have arrested a couple from Almeria who were allegedly involved in a €326,000 internet scam that was operated by an international...

SLEAZY SCAM: Police in Spain’s Almeria warn about online sex chatroom blackmail attempts

POLICE are warning that people - usually men - who indulge in online sex shows are being targeted by blackmailers. Officers say that three ‘consumers’...

Insurance company suffers €1.2 million loss in major bogus traffic accident scam in Spain

AN insurance company has lost over €1.2 million in a scam involving bogus claims for road accidents. 32 people have been arrested in the Madrid...

Warning issued over scam targeting Gibraltar International Bank with fake messages used to steal account data

FRAUDSTERS are targeting Gibraltar’s International Bank by sending out fake text messages to trick clients into revealing account information. The Royal Gibraltar Police have warned...

EXCLUSIVE: Expats unite to fight back against ‘scam’ estate agents on the Costa del Sol

FURIOUS residents are calling for moves to clamp down on ‘scam’ estate agents after expats rallied together to share their experiences of the cheating...

New email scam claims to be Apple and Amazon offering free gifts – what to do if you get...

EMAIL users in Spain are being warned to look out for potential scam emails. The National Institute of Cybersecurity in Spain (Incibe) has said email...

EXCLUSIVE: British sailor reveals how she was confronted with Spain’s armed police during fraud raids in Mallorca

A BRITISH yachtie has told the Olive Press how her front door was kicked down by police with assault rifles and pistols during a...

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