In the canton of Aargau
Fake police officers stole 70,000 francs
Again and again, scammers in Switzerland pretend to be police officers. They take thousands of francs from their victims with their scam. The Aargau cantonal police are now reporting two new cases.
Published: 22 minutes ago
Fake police officers have stolen several thousand francs with a nasty trick in the canton of Aargau. This is reported by the cantonal police in Aargau.
Fake police officers have stolen almost CHF 70,000 in two cases in the past few days. A total of more than 30 attempts at fraud have been reported to the police since Monday, as the Aargau cantonal police announced on Wednesday.
The cantonal police write that the wrong police officers demanded money, arguing that relatives were involved in accidents. In two cases they were successful.
Fake police officers also on the move in other cantons
An older woman from the Fricktal handed over almost 50,000 francs to the wrong police officer, it is said. And in Limmattal, a bogus bank clerk was able to sneak around 20,000 francs from a pensioner.
Fake police officers are also up to mischief in other cantons. For example, a woman (76) in the canton of Lucerne was relieved of tens of thousands of francs by fraudsters in November last year. In January, Mehmed K. (45), another con artist, had to answer to the Zurich High Court. In January 2018, within two days, he had brought around 100,000 francs “to safety” for a gang of fraudsters. (SDA)