The European Union Police Organization (Europol) announced that as a result of the joint operation of the security units in England, Germany and Poland, more than 70 people were detained by smashing the fraudulent gang over the phone.
In the statement, it was stated that the network introduced themselves as police to the victims they called and told that their relatives were involved in the accident, and asked them to prepare cash money and put them in front of their house in order to prevent the victim’s relative from being arrested.
1.4 million euro fraud prevented
In the statement, it was stated that the network especially targeted the elderly in Germany and Poland, and that fraud of about 5 million euros was prevented, and fraud of 1.4 million euros was also prevented.
In the statement, it was stated that the network had people who were unaware of fraud taken their money from the front of their houses as a short-term job, which made it difficult for them to be caught.
Europol pointed out that in addition to financial losses, victims suffered moral damage and their trust in public authorities was damaged.