"George" wanted 10km from 75-year-old for surgery of her bride - The description

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A new case of fraud and embezzlement of the sum of 7,000 euros, with a complaining retired woman aged 75, is being investigated by the Police, who recommends the attention of the public, to prevent similar incidents.

At the same time, the search for the suspects continues, who in the previous days, with the same trick, managed to extract another 10,000 euros from a 73-year-old woman, while they tried to extract money from other citizens, but they did not believe the perpetrators. and informed the Police.

Following the complaint submitted by a 73-year-old woman to the TAE Paphos, last Friday, for the extraction of the amount of 10,000 euros, from the perpetrators of the fraud, a new complaint of a similar incident was submitted yesterday to the TAE Paphos, with the victim being the 75-year-old retiree.

According to the complaint of the 75-year-old complainant, around 10.30 am on Monday, he contacted her by phone, both on her landline and on her mobile phone, hiding his phone number, a man who spoke in a Greek accent, who reported that a relative of hers, namely her bride, after an accident, injured her leg and urgently needs surgery to place platinum on her leg. The suspect told the 75-year-old that the operation would cost 50,000 euros and asked that the money be paid to a person named "George", who would meet her on Nikodimou Mylona Street, Paphos.

The complainant, after being convinced by what the suspect told her by phone, went to a bank, where she withdrew the amount of 7,000 euros from her bank account and then went to Nikodimou Mylonas Street. There, a stranger approached the man, who told her that he was the man named "George", with the complainant giving him the money he had taken from the bank.

Later, the complainant suspected that she had been the victim of fraud and at 2.30 pm, she filed a complaint with the Paphos Police Department, whose members went to Nikodimou Mylonas Street for examinations to locate the suspect who extracted the money from the complainant.

The suspect is described as a 30-year-old man, about 1.70m tall. about, stocky, with normal, black hair, light skin, probably Cypriot or Greek, who probably wore black clothes. His description is similar to the description of the suspect who last Friday, with the same trick, extracted from a 73-year-old woman, the amount of 10,000 euros. According to the description of the 73-year-old, the man to whom she handed over the money, is about 35 years old, husky, of medium height, with black short hair, (Police Bulletin No. 4, dated 04/02/2022, relevant).

The Police recommends special attention to the public, appealing to citizens who receive similar types of phone calls, to immediately inform the Police, by contacting the nearest Police Station or the Citizen Line, at the telephone number 1460.