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Fake police officers, three times as many victims

The registered cases of grandson trick fraudsters since 2017 on the decline. The "SRF-regional journal" reported on Thursday. Scammers apply more and more frequently, a different Trick, and give less than a related, but more often than police officers. The "Sunday newspaper" had reported extensively on the new Scam.

Now it shows: According to the Federal office for police, the number of such cases in 2018 increased in comparison to the previous year three times: in 2018, 2500 cases of fraud reported, of which 50 were successful. The dark figure in the case of such fraud is high. "Undoubtedly, there are numerous people who do not report out of shame for the police," says Bernhard Graser of the Aargau Canton to SRF police.

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works The scammers call with a number that is displayed on the phone as 117, and no longer claim, for example, that the money of the victims was on the bench for sure. You should withdraw it, the police would pick it up at home. Forget we should not that the victims are mainly older people, still retain much more authority, says to SRF grasses.

The police advises the public to be critical and to such telephone calls will not respond. Instead Concerned parties should report such incidents to the police.

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Created: 16.02.2019, 10:06 PM

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