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Three arrested for text messaging scam in Alicante

Written by on September 22, 2020

Guardia Civil in Alicante have arrested three people in connection with defrauding eight people of over €20,000 after posing as their bank.

Officers raided a property in Almoradí after they established it was the location of a widespread text message fraud scheme, where text messages were sent pretending to be from a persons bank, and then asking for personal details.

Concerns were raised in August after people reported their bank accounts being emptied, with officers quickly able to determine the location of the gang.

The Guardia Civil have reminded people to always remain cautious of any unsolicited text or email messages asking for personal details from their bank.