Greek woman conned out of thousands by online scammer


A Thessaloniki prosecutor on Wednesday laid charges in absentia against a Filipino woman residing abroad for fraud and embezzlement.

The 53-year-old is alleged to have swindled more than 30,000 euros out of a 54-year-old Greek woman by posing as a male US Army officer and convincing the victim that “he” needed the money to visit her in Greece.

Members of the Greek Police’s Cyber Crimes Unit traced the IP address of the 53-year-old Filipino woman with the help of foreign counterparts.