In a recent report broadcast at

8 p.m.

on TF1, an 83-year-old woman recounts how she was the victim of an online scam that caused her to lose 500,000 euros.

By surfing the Internet, the octogenarian discovered the site of a Dutch bank with offices in France and offering savings accounts at more than attractive rates.

“3.30% interest, it was interesting.

Me, it did not seem exorbitant to me, ”testifies the victim of the scam, whose remarks were relayed by TF1 Info on Monday.

Unsuspecting, the retiree has placed half a million euros in her new booklet, the fruit of the sale of a family apartment.

Based in Bulgaria, Africa or Israel

Authorized by his former bank, the transfers gave way to silence.

A few days after transferring the money, the victim was no longer able to join the Dutch bank, which never existed, or to integrate his customer space.

The octogenarian, who says he lost his life's work, filed a complaint against his former bank for not having verified the authenticity of the recipient of the funds.

Property management, containers, nursing home rooms, wine and online banks… Scams are on the rise on the Internet.

To try to fight against this phenomenon, the consumer association of France (ADC) tries to identify fraudulent sites but the task is difficult.

Based according to its president in Bulgaria, Israel or Africa, those who manage them are unfortunately better and better prepared.

As a reminder, the Financial Markets Authority (AMF) regularly updates on its site a list of the sites in question, to be avoided as a matter of urgency.

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