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Fake police officers stole 130,000 euros

Fake police officers stole 130,000 euros

Photo: Police Headquarters Heilbronn/dpa As reported by the police, a woman was cheated on January 11, 2022 out of her savings of 130,000 euros. The person concerned received a call from a suppressed telephone number around 11 a.m. in the morning. A crying woman answered, claiming to be the daughter of the person called. She had an accident in which a girl died. Then another woman, pretending to be a police officer, made the call. She informed the person called that she would have to pay a sum of 130,000 euros to have her daughter released. During the phone call, the perpetrators managed to find out personal information about the person called and the name and place of residence of their daughter by asking specific, inconspicuous questions.

Double money transfer

One of two money transfers was made in this pocket. Photo: Police Headquarters Heilbronn After another phone call with a man who pretended to be a public prosecutor, the woman, who was under pressure, first drove to Heilbronn and downhill between 12.45 p.m. and 1.30 p.m an orange bag with white dots (bag see picture). He was about 1.70 meters tall, stocky, between the ages of 35 and 40, with dark eyes, dark short hair, a slight mustache, mud-colored windbreaker and shoulder bag. As a result, the woman first went to the bank to withdraw more cash and then, as agreed over the phone, to Mannheim. There, between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Augusta complex, she met a stocky woman, about 1.60 meters tall, wearing a dark wig with light strands. She approached the victim’s car and held out a Louis Vuitton “Galliera” model bag with a Monogram pattern. In accordance with instructions, the injured party placed 80,000 euros in cash in this bag. Only after returning and talking to relatives did the victim realize that she had been the victim of fraud and reported it to the police.

Are there any witnesses to this scam?

Witnesses who, on January 11, 2022, between 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Heilbronn on Luisenstrae perceived the person who was collecting the person described by the injured party or between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in Mannheim in Augustaanlage the person who was picking them up, noticed other suspicious people and vehicles or If you have received similar calls, you should contact the Heilbronn criminal police on 07131 104-4444. In order to protect yourself from the scam “fake police officer”, the Heilbronn public prosecutor’s office and the Heilbronn police headquarters advise:

  • The police never call the police emergency number 110.
  • Never talk to strangers about your personal and financial circumstances.
  • Don’t let yourself be pressured on the phone.
  • Notify the police if you are unsure or if you receive a suspicious call. You can reach them around the clock on 110.

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