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Three youngsters in Spain found guilty of the biggest ever fraud against Amazon in Europe

THREE 22-year-olds from Mallorca have been convicted for what has been described as the biggest fraud against online retailer Amazon ever seen in Europe.  The...

Phone scam extorts bars and restaurants over ‘unpaid’ electricity bills on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil has broken up a Madrid gang who said they'd cut off electricity to 26 Alicante Province hotels and restaurants after falsely...

Scandal of cheap Spanish wine exported to France with bogus ‘French’ labels slapped on bottles

A Bordeaux court will rule in the New Year over a massive scam where cheap Spanish wine was bottled and falsely labelled as French-produced...

New bank scam dupes victims into revealing their bank details on Spain’s Costa del Sol

POLICE are warning the public in the province of Malaga about a new phishing scam that targets victims via SMS, email and telephone calls. The...

Dodgy dentist scams customers with ‘double’ loans in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas of Spain

THE owner of a dental clinic chain in the Costa Blanca and Murcia areas has been charged with fraud after ripping off customers who...

CYBERCRIME ALERT: Latest WhatsApp scam alerted by Spanish police

SPAIN recorded more than 305,000 cybercrimes last year, 2021, according to the Statistical Crime System (SEC). The theft of personal data on the Internet is...

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...

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