Nine Arrested in Phone Scam Ring in Greece

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Serres, Greece - Nine individuals have been arrested in the northern town of Serres, Greece, as suspected members of a criminal gang that defrauded individuals and companies through phone scams.

The eight men and one woman would call their targets and impersonate accountants or prospective buyers. They would then trick the victims into revealing their bank account details, which they would use to steal their money. The stolen funds were transferred to bank accounts belonging to people recruited as fronts for a fee.

In total, the gang is believed to have defrauded its victims of 305,789 euros.

The arrests were made after a lengthy investigation by the Greek police. The suspects are currently in custody and are expected to appear in court in the coming days.

Phone scams are a growing problem in Greece and around the world. Scammers often use sophisticated tactics to trick their victims into giving up their personal and financial information.

The police are urging people to be vigilant and to never give out their bank account details or other sensitive information over the phone. If you receive a suspicious call, hang up and report it to the authorities.

Tips to Avoid Phone Scams:

  • Never give out your personal or financial information over the phone, even if the caller claims to be from a legitimate organization.
  • Be wary of callers who claim to be offering you a free prize or a great deal.
  • If you are unsure about the legitimacy of a call, hang up and call the organization back using the number listed on their official website.
  • Report any suspicious calls to the police or to the local authorities.

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