The public prosecutor's office in Paris has not yet a week after the events, an investigation for " fraud in an organised context’. The investigation comes after a complaint from the Fondation du patrimoine, the erfgoedstichting that in private funds raises for the repairs to the badly damaged cathedral. the
The foundation complains that her name is being misused by the scammers, who try to make themselves a part of those donations to get. Money collected from victims is not used for the repairs, but disappears in the hands of criminals. the
According to the public prosecutor's office to take the fraudsters by e-mail or by phone, contact people, asking for money to be transferred. But the Fondation du patrimoine emphasized that she is not that way.
in Addition, there is also a website that is falsely in the name of the foundation refers. The website, which now no longer is accessible, has an internet address that is easy to confuse with the real address that the foundation used for donations to recruit (https://don.fondation-patrimoine.org/SauvonsNotreDame).
The public prosecutor's office is trying to figure out who is behind the scams. The citizens also called for “vigilance”.