New fraud with a fake doctor - He got 650 euros from an 83-year-old woman

How he tricked the 83-year-old

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As part of an investigation into a case involving the extortion of money by false pretences, from vigilantes pretending to be doctors, the Police yesterday arrested a 61-year-old man.

According to the data under investigation, on May 1, 2024, an 83-year-old woman reported to the Police that she had received a phone call, on the fixed line of her home, from an unknown man, who asked her for money for surgery, in which she allegedly needed to submit her grandson. A few hours later, an unknown man visited the 83-year-old at her home, who took the sum of €650 from the complainant.

During the investigation, testimony emerged against the above man, who was arrested and taken into custody. When questioned, he makes various allegations which are being investigated.

This morning he is expected to be brought before the District Court of Nicosia, while the TAE of Nicosia continues the examinations.

The Police once again recommend special attention to the public, stressing that such telephone communications and claims are false and are intended to deceive citizens and steal sums of money.

It also appeals to the public that, in the event that they receive a similar type of phone call, to immediately inform the Police, by contacting the nearest Police Station or the District Police Department, or the Citizen's Line, at the telephone number 1460.