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Spain’s police make 65 arrests in bust of cybercrime gang using the ’Hi Mum!” scam

IT is a scam that is being used around the world, and that can catch out even the most vigilant citizen. Known as “Hi...

The Olive Press is now on WhatsApp: Sign up here to receive the latest news from Spain directly to...

THE Olive Press is today launching its WhatsApp channel, making it even easier to stay informed about everything happening in Spain.  By following a few...

Police in Spain identify 11 minors suspected of making and sharing deep-fake naked photos of female classmates

POLICE investigators in Extremadura have identified 11 minors who are suspected to be behind the creation and distribution of a number of deep-fake naked...

Waitress in Spain denounces sexism of potential employer who demanded photos of her cleavage

A WAITRESS in Spain has denounced a potential employer for demanding that she send him photos of her, including her cleavage, before considering her...

Online sexual groomer of children faces 285-year jail sentence in Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE prosecutors want an online sexual groomer of children to be jailed for 285 years if convicted of 42 charges. The 37-year-old man used social...

Pervert pretends to be Justin Bieber fan to trick girl into sending him nude photos in Spain’s Murcia

A Murcia man, 60, has plead guilty to grooming a girl by pretending to be a fan of pop star Justin Bieber in a...

Spain’s Iberia airline warns of scam messages offering free tickets

SPANISH airline Iberia has warned of a “high number of warnings” in recent days of fake messages circulating on WhatsApp purporting to offer free...

Man jailed after teenage boy commits suicide following hundreds of WhatsApp threats in Spain’s Castellon area

A Castellon Province man has been given a ten-year jail sentence after a teenage boy committed suicide due to constant harassment via the WhatsApp...

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...

Paedophile in Spain gets massive 686 years in jail after being convicted of 227 crimes against children

THE Madrid Provincial Court handed down a 686-year jail term on Tuesday to one of Spain's most notorious paedophiles after he abused 98 children. 31-year-old...

Right-wing weapons collector who made WhatsApp death threats against Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez, is jailed

A 66-year-old right-wing gun enthusiast from Catalunya has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after making threats to kill Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. The National Court...

Woman snubbed by Costa Blanca court in Spain over ex-boyfriend posting sex image on WhatsApp

A woman's battle against a vindictive ex-boyfriend who posted a photo of her vagina on WhatsApp has again ended in failure at an Alicante...

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp crash globally

FACEBOOK, WhatsApp and Instagram are offline after their servers crashed globally. Users have had to take to rival platform twitter to complain that they can’t...

Benidorm man records sex video on Spain’s Costa Blanca and posts it on WhatsApp without woman knowing

A Benidorm man has been arrested for distributing a video on WhatsApp of him having sex with a woman he met at a night...

COVID hoax message tricks people into queuing outside a mass vaccination centre on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN estimated 150 people were hoaxed by a phone message telling them that they could go and get a COVID vaccination in Denia last...

WhatsApping while driving will lose you SIX POINTS from licence, under new DGT plans

WHATSAPP messaging while behind the wheel will soon see drivers lose six points from their licences. The new measures by Spain’s Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT)...

Social media giant blocks Podemos days before election in Spain

The left-wing party had been using Whatsapp to connect with tens of thousands of supporters and deliver campaign messages ahead of April 28

PUT IT DOWN: More fines handed out for using mobiles than drink driving in Spain’s Malaga

Some 3,344 offenders were fined between January and August this year

Police foil Franco supporter’s plot to assassinate Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

The 63-year-old painted himself as a martyr, writing in the WhatsApp group, 'I am willing to sacrifice myself for Spain'

Spain’s San Fermin bull running festival gets underway

Pamplona town hall has been fighting to reassure women that the festival is safe to attend

Parents allowed to read kids’ Whatsapp messages, court rules in Pontevedra

The judge ruled that there was a legal clash with Article 154 of the country’s civil code, relating to parental responsibilities.

You can now track your friends on WhatsApp in controversial new feature

YOU can now track your friends on WhatsApp as they move around on a personalised map. The new feature, similar to Snapchat maps, is meant...

Spanish teenagers arrested for disturbing Halloween animal torture video

The group were also planning to snatch a random girl on Halloween and torture her

Startup launching free mobile service in Spain following international success

The company expects to gain between 500,000 and one million Spanish users

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