Burscheid (dpa / lnw) - Unknown perpetrators cheated an 82-year-old woman twice within a few months out of a five-digit amount of money. The senior from Burscheid near Leverkusen had already been taken in by fraudsters last year and had lost a lot of money at the time. Now she got a call from a man who said his company was dealing with ex-crime victims. The caller gained the 82-year-old's trust and promised he could get her back the money she lost over the past year.
In several phone calls, the man and his alleged assistant got the woman to transfer them 30,000 euros. These are input taxes for the reimbursement of the amount from the first fraud. When the 82-year-old waited in vain for her money, she filed a complaint, the police said on Friday.