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sms doing scams rounds

SMS scams doing the rounds
Currently several scams are doing the rounds, beware!

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Radio Sintonia:

The gang of scammers who used the 'son in distress' method falls.

In recent weeks several people have received an SMS with the following message: "Hello dad, it's me, I'm writing from another number because I've lost my mobile." Some took the bait and continued a conversation via messages with the scammers, who made excuses that they could not make calls, in addition to asking for an urgent bank transfer of up to 3,000 and 4,000 euros.

The National Police has dismantled this gang with about 14 detainees, in Salt and Banyoles (Girona). The alert was activated through a bank anti-fraud platform, which had received several complaints of fraud from different parts of España.La Police managed to locate the fraudsters through the trail of the bank movements of the Money that the victims entered.

Among those arrested is the leader of the group that tasted young people between 20 and 30 years old. Through the recruitment of these people, the next step was to put them into action by carrying out telephone scams or, in some cases, they used their bank accounts to receive the Money from the victims. In this way, the criminal organization believed it could mislead the Police with the Money trail when dealing with different bank accounts.

At the moment, the investigation remains open and further arrests are not ruled out.
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Just a reminder: If you receive a similar message from your "son, daughter, sibling," call them straight away. If you can't reach them, try contacting their spouse or children. If you happen to send any Money to a scammer already, please contact the bank and the Police to stop the payment.
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