Fake brand shoe scam busted

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More than 1,300 peo­ple were swin­dled via Face­book by fraud­sters who made more than 100,000 eu­ros sell­ing coun­ter­feit brand name shoes. Four sus­pects, aged 62, 43, 39 and 34, have been im­pli­cated in the case and have been charged for post­ing mis­lead­ing ad­ver­tise­ments for brand name shoes at very low prices. Po­lice said the sus­pects man­aged seven dif­fer­ent so­cial me­dia ac­counts and posed as pro­pri­etors of shoe com­pa­nies based in Bul­garia and Greece. A po­lice investigation re­vealed that none of the com­pa­nies ex­ist. “From the investigation it be­came clear that [the sus­pects] swin­dled a to­tal of 1,353 con­sumers within a six­month pe­riod, mak­ing a profit of 100,556 eu­ros,” Greek po­lice said in a state­ment yes­ter­day. The case file has been sub­mit­ted to a pros­e­cu­tor in Ser­res, north­ern Greece.

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