France: 21 retired victims lose 180000 euro in a huge credit card scam in Saône-et-Loire and Côte-d’Or

Posted on January 29, 2013 • Filed under: Europe, Identity Theft, Scam

According to, 21 retiree from 12 different retirement homes were victims of a huge scam. The story began in May 2010, when a small group of unemployed citizens with well-oiled techniques visited the victims retirement homes and stole their credit cards, checkbooks, maps, ID’s and other personal documents. The suspects then spent 180,000 € from these vulnerable people on trips, vacations, rentals and other personal equipments. In January 2012, French authorities were able to detain four of the suspects involved. Read Article

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