Phone scam.

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A 25-year-old Bul­gar­ian na­tional was ar­rested on the Dode­canese is­land of Rhodes on Satur­day for his in­volve­ment in a scam to de­fraud se­nior ci­ti­zens. Po­lice said the case in­volved at least another three sus­pects who are still at large. Ac­cord­ing to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the sus­pects would phone up el­derly peo­ple in var­i­ous parts of the is­land say­ing they were a friend of one of their rel­a­tives. They would then tell their vic­tims that their rel­a­tives were in po­lice cus­tody be­cause they caused a road ac­ci­dent, and that they needed money to avoid be­ing sent to prison. The money was col­lected by one of the sus­pects pos­ing ei­ther as a po­lice of­fi­cer or a court of­fi­cial. Po­lice said the sus­pects phoned 22 el­derly peo­ple and man­aged to de­fraud four of them.

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