Text message con-artists tracked down

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Suspected fraudsters have been arrested in Almoradí for allegedly conning almost €20,000 out of eight victims by sending out text messages as bait – a technique known as ‘smishing’.

One victim reported having received a message from their bank informing them there had been a security incident and asking them to click on a link and answer some questions.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – available from supermarkets, tobacconists/newspaper shops and online at www.costa-news.com

 

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