Teens accused of rigging new widows

Scammers go after the widows, as they are calling and pretending to be from the Probate court. Two young accused. Two teenagers standing according to the poli

Teens accused of rigging new widows

Scammers go after the widows, as they are calling and pretending to be from the Probate court. Two young accused.

Two teenagers standing according to the police behind the frauds targeting recent widows.

A boy of 17 years and a husband of 19 years was on Thursday arrested and interrogated about their roles in the case.

They have been subsequently released, but remains charged. This was stated by the Copenhagen Police in a press release.

instances of fraud to light is, according to the police happened by, that they have called for the elderly women who just lost their spouse. Here they have released themselves to be by the Probate court or the tax administration.

On the way, they succeeded, in general, the older your personal information as NemID and bank details. Then they transferred money from victims ' accounts to other accounts from which the money is continued or raised.

It is among other things happened in november.

Tuesday warned Nordea also against just this type of fraud, that goes after widows or widowers.

the Same method is also used earlier in the year than for the elderly, disabled, women, police said.

In the case raided the police Thursday, the four addresses in the Copenhagen area.

the Police informs in the message nothing about the amount young people must have got out of the fraud.

But police commissioner Ove Randrup from the Department for investigation of economic crime at the Police indicate that the police are watching with great severity on the crime, where the elderly, who have confidence in others being exploited.

- Our advice is to never provide the type of information over the phone to people pretending to be a bank or a public authority, he says in the press release.

the Police during the investigation also found "a double-digit number of" young "mules", who have made their accounts available, so that the money could be transferred thereto. The aim, therefore, to contribute to fraud or handling of stolen goods.

Therefore, warns the police, that the young are to make their accounts available to strangers or acquaintances.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 20 December 2019, 05:00

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