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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...

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...

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...

SCAM ALERT: Warning of Bizum fraud in Spain

BIZUM fraud is on the rise due to the increased use of phone payments instead of cash. One of the main scams is to make...

Police bring down criminal gang that scammed tourists in Spain with fake holiday accomodation

TEN people have been arrested for ripping off 300 tourists to the tune of €4 million in a series of accommodation and credit card...

Gibraltar phishing scam warning across Facebook job sites as thousands of pounds recovered

VISITORS to Gibraltar job sites on Facebook are being warned of an elaborate phishing scam that has so far claimed several thousands of pounds...

‘BOGUS BROKERS’ conned Costa Blanca businessman out of €100,000 in share scam in Spain

AN Elche businessman lost €100,000 to two fraudsters who said they were going to invest his money in stocks and shares. The bogus brokers, aged...

Costa Blanca scammers with €1.5 million of fake notes con businessman in €50,000 switch in Spain

AN Altea business owner was scammed out of €50,000 by a Torrevieja-based family gang who switched genuine bank notes for fakes. The victim was reeled...

Network of illegal immigrants arrested after faking domestic abuse to aid residency status in Spain’s Almeria

A FRAUDULENT network of illegal immigrants that made up reports of domestic abuse has been dismantled in Almeria. Guardia Civil arrested 22 people in all,...

Police reveal 19 victims of ‘sextortion’ throughout Spain, four arrested in Madrid

POLICIA NACIONAL have detained four people that allegedly conned over €7,000 from victims in a 'sextortion' scam. They posed as women offering sexual services on...

Fake doctor in Spain arrested for trying to con health workers into buying non-existent protective gear

A MAN in Spain has been arrested for allegedly posing as a doctor and trying to con health workers into paying for non-existent protective...

Online crimes soar during Spain’s COVID-19 lockdown as Correos becomes latest victim

DURING the coronavirus lockdown, online scams and hoaxes have soared by over 70%, according to Guardia Civil figures. One of the most shocking scams has...

EXPLAINED: How Spanish website assisted Nigerian COVID-19 face mask scam in attempt to fleece German government of millions of...

A SPANISH website has been revealed as a central pillar in a scam that sought to cheat European health authorities out of millions of...

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.

EXCLUSIVE: With coronavirus fear taking a grip, the Olive Press exposes a Spanish firm cashing in on people’s fear...

A COMPANY in Madrid is conning nervous people and cashing in on the coronavirus pandemic that has taken over the globe.

Two men posing as priests in Spain’s Extremadura use coronavirus as an excuse to scam elderly people

TWO people in Extremadura who are posing as priests have tried to scam elderly people, using coronavirus as the excuse.

OPINION: Now that we have our first case of Rothschild justice, is this just a one off or will...

IT has been nearly six years since the Olive Press first demanded answers from the Rothschilds for their expat loan scam.

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