Reporting by Makis Synodinos

A 50-year-old woman in Corfu fell victim to a scam when a trickster under the pretense of selling her a car through a well-known social network page took 3120 euros from her and disappeared.

According to the 50-year-old’s complaint, it all started a few days ago when, looking at ads for sale, she became interested in a car that was being sold for 4800 euros.

He sent a message to the seller and after communication between them, both through text messages and by phone, yesterday at noon he was convinced to transfer the amount of 3120 euros to his bank account as an advance payment.

She then tried to call the seller to make further arrangements but the seller had gone up in smoke along with the 50-year-old’s money.
His cell phone was switched off and the page with the vehicle the woman was going to buy was down.

In a state of shock, the 50-year-old went to the security of Corfu and reported the incident, while investigations by the authorities are ongoing to locate and arrest the assailant.