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Trio tried to claim 650 mln euros in banking scam

A 61-year-old Greek real estate agent, a 63-year-old German posing as an investor and a 60-year-old Romanian posing as the owner of a bank were to face a prosecutor on Thursday on the Dodecanese island of Kalymnos after they visited a local bank branch with a printout of a bogus money transfer for 650 million euros.

The three men had visited the same bank on Tuesday to inform staff about the transfer and returned the next day to check on its progress by which time bank employees had informed local police, who nabbed the would-be fraudsters.

The German and the Romanian have been questioned by police in the past for fraud.