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Online consumer fraud ring detected

Δημοσίευση 25 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 09:08 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Online consumer fraud ring detected
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A ring that allegedly defrauded consumers through the Internet since 2006, reportedly earning hundreds of thousands of euros, was dismantled by the Greek Police (EL.AS) electronic crimes squad, which acted in response to hundreds of complaints, authorities announced on Monday.

A ring that allegedly defrauded consumers through the Internet since 2006, reportedly earning hundreds of thousands of euros, was dismantled by the Greek Police (EL.AS) electronic crimes squad, which acted in response to hundreds of complaints, authorities announced on Monday.

An investigation on possible money-laundering is also underway.

A 31-year-old Bulgarian woman was arrested in connection to the case when she attempted to withdraw money from a bank ATM, while a 40-year-old local man and a 29-year-old Albanian woman are still wanted.

The three suspects were allegedly posting on the internet lists with animal products and services sold online, with many users responded by depositing money to bank accounts for goods they never received.

The suspects used their real names in order to be able to make the withdrawals, although the addresses they had given were false.