Beware phone cons as four arrested in €38m scam

Four staff at a small Paris phone firm have been arrested over a €38million call scam after the fraud squad targeted ‘middlemen’ in cons which fleeced tens of thousands of people.

The workers of Viva Multimedia were accused of ‘organised gang fraud and money laundering’ by providing surcharged phone lines for foreign scammers to use.

The scammer then texts or calls for the customer ...

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