Attempt to cheat a tourist accommodation by phone on the pretext of depositing money in a bank account

IONIAN ISLANDS NEWSLETTER OFFICE

Corfu, June 2, 2019

COMMUNICATION

From the General Regional Police Directorate of the Ionian Islands, it is announced that an incident has recently been reported to an Office of the Corfu Police Department, attempted telephone fraud of a tourist accommodation under the guise of failing to deposit money into a bank account.

In this case, the offender contacted the tourist accommodation by phone and, on the pretext of booking rooms, falsely invoked an employee that he had mistakenly deposited money in the bank account of the accommodation for the purchase of a wheelchair.

In view of the above incident and also recorded in different regions of the country, we recommend that citizens be very cautious of those who try to persuade them to pay money on suspicious and alleged bank accounts.

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