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Samos hotelier fleeced of thousands of euros by confidence trickster

Samos hotelier fleeced of thousands of euros by confidence trickster

Police on the eastern Aegean island of Samos are trying to locate a fraudster who tricked a local hotelier out of thousands of euros.

According to the police bulletin, a file has been compiled against an unnamed woman who is suspected of extracting the business’ internet banking passwords by posing as a customer trying to make a deposit for an upcoming booking.

She allegedly contacted the hotelier by telephone expressing her desire to make a booking and then sent him a cleverly worded SMS convincing him to divulge the sensitive banking information. Investigators traced two transfers from his account to hers, totaling 80,000 euros.