Baden-Württemberg: 68-year-old cheated on the Internet for 160,000 euros

Rheinstetten (dpa / lsw) - With the help of an apparently false bank website, fraudsters managed to steal almost 160,000 euros from a man from Rheinstetten.

Baden-Württemberg: 68-year-old cheated on the Internet for 160,000 euros

Rheinstetten (dpa / lsw) - With the help of an apparently false bank website, fraudsters managed to steal almost 160,000 euros from a man from Rheinstetten. As the police announced on Thursday, the 68-year-old wanted to transfer money online. In doing so, last Friday he probably came across a so-called phishing site that asked for his account access data.

The perpetrators then called the man and convinced him to block access to online banking, a police spokesman said. Thus, the victim could no longer monitor their accounts. When the man became suspicious the next day, it was too late: the perpetrators had already made several transfers.