The Return of the 50 Euro Scam

Periodically we have to repeat warnings about scams, and then they go quiet for a while, only to return once the scammers think we´ve forgotten about them, this time it´s the return of the “50 euro scam”. One thing, before we explain the details of this scam, remember, above all, if something seems too good …

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Torrevieja Man Arrested for Torching Car in Insurance Scam

A 66-year-old resident of Torrevieja has been arrested by the Guardia Civil on suspicion of fraud, after he allegedly set fire to his own car in order to claim the insurance. The Spanish resident of the town is accused of the crimes of attempted fraud and arson, after he is said to have faked the …

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More than 60 Arrested for IPTV Channel Distribution

Officers from the National Police, in a collaborative investigation with the Guardia di Finanza of Italy, have dismantled a “pirate” distribution centre in Barcelona which would broadcast television channels over IPTV. In Spain there have been 4 people arrested, in addition to the 61 arrested in different European countries, 54 in Italy, 4 in France, …

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Three Arrested in Torrevieja for Property Scams

Three people have been arrested in the Alicante town of Torrevieja, suspected of conning foreigners through a scam involving real estate and documentation. The three people, two men aged 47 and 50, and a woman aged 34, were arrested by the Guardia Civil after the investigation revealed that the trio, two of whom were domestic …

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Over a Hundred People Conned in Fake Meds Scam

Over a hundred people have been scammed, including four minors, by fake claims made by spinal cord injury treatments, in a case valued at over a million euro. The Guardia Civil, a part of their operation entitled “Summas”, have disbanded a group of individuals believed to be responsible for the scam, and have arrested two …

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Never Open Your Door to These People – Police Warning

The Spanish National Police have once again issued a warning over a potential scam that comes to your doorstep. The warning is aimed at educating us of the risk these fraudsters create, so as to avoid more people falling victim to the scam. This warning is in relation to so called “fake gasmen” who frequently …

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Email Fine Scam Warning

Be aware that a new scam is starting to resurface, whereas the victim is supposedly notified of a traffic fine by email. The scam usually claims something along the lines of a notice that the recipient has been caught speeding Read More …

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Warning over Breathalyser Scam

A warning has been issued over a fake notice that is being distributed through social media, warning that it is now mandatory for all vehicles in Spain to carry portable breathalysers. Firstly, the notice regarding the mandatory requirements are totally Read More …

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Torrevieja Scam Warning

Torrevieja town hall are warning members of the public and businesses to be aware of two scams which are causing concern, targeting people in the town. The first is related to beach safety and lifeguards whereas groups of people claiming to represent the lifeguards on the beaches are collecting money for equipment. The lifeguards and […]

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