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Three of the swindler under the guise of the Minister of foreign Affairs of France lured the businessman to eight million euros. It is reported by newspaper Le Parisien. Suspects arrested in Israel.
Scammers call on Skype businessmen and heads of large companies. The money was allegedly required to redeem the hostages in the hands of the Islamists in Mali and Syria. For the full reality of what is happening, the criminals of the Franco-Israeli origin have recreated an exact copy of the office of Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. External similarity is achieved with the help of make-up.
It is noted that scammers have started their criminal activities in September 2018. Out of 40 attempts was successful only one. Israeli entrepreneur transferred into their account for eight million euros, and then realized that he had been deceived. The owner’s name is kept secret.
French and Israeli investigators traced suspects when they turned to the next businessman who was going to pay the men two million euros. Two surrendered without resistance, but the third tried to escape.
Earlier in Kyrgyzstan, the crook got the money from Ministers for appointment.
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