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Fraudster arrested in Thessaloniki on Austrian & Hungarian warrants

Police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, have arrested a 26-year-old suspect for hacking and online scamming activities. The woman was wanted on two European arrest warrants issued by the Austrian and Hungarian authorities for allegations of fraud, forgery and money laundering between 2016 and 2021. Police are hunting for an unspecified …

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Greek police arrest foreign national, a fraudster, with German warrant

Greek authorities arrested a  37-year-old foreign national with an outstanding European arrest warrant issued by German authorities. The arrest took place at the airport of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday. The man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for e-mail and telephone fraud amounting to roughly 1.5 million euros. …

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Woman arrested in Thessaloniki for promising “Covid-cure” against juicy fee

The 47-year-old owner of a convenience store in Thessaloniki was arrested on Wednesday for posing as a doctor promising Covid-patients treatment against a fee of several thousands euros. According to police, the woman posed as anesthesiologist and approached families with Covid-19 patients in hospital. Following a complaint filed by the …

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Diagnostic center in Athens sells “Covid-illness certificates” without test for €200

A diagnostic center in Athens has been reportedly issuing original but in fact “fake” certificates that confirm illness with  Covid-19, although those who obtained the documents never underwent a molecular PCR test or any other relevant test. The “COvid-illness” certificates are not bogus and the data of the holder are …

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Police investigates websites offering “legal protection against Covid-measures” to anti-vaxxers

Minister of Citizens’ Protection Takis Theodorikakos ordered an investigation into websites and social media accounts that spread fake information about the pandemic and offer fake legal advise to anti-vaxxers in exchange for money. The investigation order was sent to the head of the police’s Department for Electronic Crime, Vassilis Papakostas, …

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Police warns Natalie “Christopher’s Funeral Fund” is a SCAM

Cyprus police on Friday urged members of the public to be cautious with regards to a  crowdfunding initiative to collect money for the funeral expenses of 35-year-old British Natalie Christopher who was found dead on the island of Ikaria in Greece. Police’s warning follows a report that the “Christopher Funeral …

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“Tablet” is the new fake “taximeter”: Taxi drivers arrested in Thessaloniki

“Tablet” is the new fake “taximeter” and the way for taxi drivers and owners in Thessaloniki to commit scam and tax evasion and not issue receipts to their customers. Traffic Police has found out that twenty taxi drivers and owners in the second largest city in Greece, were using “tablets” …

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