A man of nationality Brazilian has been stopped this wednesday for the National Police in Granada after allegedly trying scam 5,000 euros to an 85-year-old woman telling her that her is she was detained and that she had to deposit that amount for her release.
The agents accompanied the mother to her home where, shortly after, the male appeared to collect the money and was arrested, as reported by the National Police in a press release. The woman was at her home, located in the center of the city, when she received a call in which “a male voice, who said he was a policeman, informed her that her daughter had caused an accident and was in custody».
In the same call they supposedly told him that they needed «20,000 euros to release her, as well as that, at that moment, he should withdraw 5,000 euros in cash from your bank to hand them over to an emissary from his daughter’s attorney who I would go to your home to pick them up». The victim went to her bank where, fortunately, she explained what happened to the person who treated her, who told her that probably They wanted to trick her into going to the police station to find out.
The woman appeared at the Central District Police Station where they made a call your daughter’s phone who replied that he was in perfect state, denying all the points reported in the telephone call received by his mother.
Agents of the Investigation Group of said police station, they accompanied the lady to her home where, moments later, he received new phone calls, all of them from hidden numbers, in which he urged her to hand over the money and was interested in if everything had gone well in the bank. The woman, following the directions of the policemen, answered affirmatively, so, minutes later they called the building intercom and a man said to come and collect the money. At that moment the alleged scammer was arrested.