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Romance Scam: A man fell victim to fraud under the pretext of online love – He was taken € 50,000


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Repeatedly online fraud under the guise of romance (Romance Scam) was investigated and investigated by the Cybercrime Prosecution Sub-Directorate. Relevant was formed for the case case file regular procedure at the expense of seven (7) persons.

It was preceded by a complaint from a local, according to which, unknown perpetrators from 2015 to 2019, managed to extort about 50,000 euros in installments.

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How they acted

In particular, as to the way of action, they communicated through a social networking site and under the pretext that they are interested in close interpersonal relationships with him, they managed with various tricks to convince him and to send them money at regular intervals.

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A thorough police investigation followed, in the context of which cash and electronic trace data were analyzedresulting in the identification of the perpetrators and the verification of the role of each in the case.

The case file that was formed was submitted to the competent Prosecution Authority.

Instructions to citizens

It is recalled that citizens can contact, anonymously or anonymously, the Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate, in order to provide information or to report illegal or reprehensible acts or activities carried out via the Internet, at the following contact details:

Telephone: 11188
By sending an e-mail to:
Via twitter: @CyberAlertGR
Through the web portal (portal) of the Hellenic Police (
Through the application for smart phones: CYBERKID

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