Thessaloniki police identify suspected fraudsters


Police in Thessaloniki said on Saturday that they have identified two suspected members of a fraud ring targeting elderly citizens as two Bulgarian nationals, aged 20 and 24.

According to investigators, the alleged fraudsters swindled a total of 12,600 euros from their victims by telephoning them pretending to be police officers or lawyers and informing them that a relative had been involved in causing a fatal accident.

They would tell their victims that they could intervene to ensure the relative avoid criminal charges in exchange for a fee.