Man arrested in alleged advertising scam

A 27-year-old man believed to have cheated at least 278 unsuspecting professionals out of 47,260 euros in recent months, was arrested by police on the island of Evia on Monday.

The man, together with an accomplice who is still being sought, allegedly pretended to represent a local advertising agency, demanding payment for services rendered. The scam was brought to the authorities’ attention by the real director of the firm.