Samos hotelier tricked of thousands of euros by a swindler

Greek islands Greece Samos

Police on the eastern Aegean island of Samos try to locate a fraudster who conned a local hotelier out of thousands of euros.

According to the police a file has been collected against an unnamed woman who is suspected of extracting the business’ internet banking passwords by posing as a customer trying to make a deposit for an upcoming booking.

She allegedly contacted the hotelier by telephone expressing her desire to make a booking and then sent him a cleverly worded SMS convincing him to divulge the sensitive banking information. Investigators traced two transfers from his account to hers, totalling 80,000 euros.