The case of no less than 300 alleged scam offices offering bogus loans were referred to a relevant prosecutor on Tuesday by the Consumer Ombudsman who acted on complaints filed by defrauded consumers.
The alleged fraudulent “loan offices” promised immediate loans of up to 150,000 euros through ads in the press and emails, claiming that no collateral was necessary and that consumers only needed to have a credit card regardless of its limit.
The electronic crime squad is working on the identification of the mobile phone numbers given out by the offices, considering that there is no other trace available that could lead to the “loan offices”. An investigation is underway on whether bank employees were also involved in the scam