Eschborn (dpa / lhe) - Alleged employees of the European police authority Europol cheated a man from Eschborn (Main-Taunus district) out of 6,000 euros. The scammers called him and pretended that there was a case against him, the police said on Tuesday. To avert direct disadvantages, he had to transfer a deposit to a bank account abroad.
A police spokesman said the man only had doubts after talking to an acquaintance. The money had already been transferred by then. He filed a complaint on Monday.
The officials warn of scams of this kind and advise ending such talks immediately. "The real authorities will never call you to make a transfer or buy prepaid cards," the police said.