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Police arrest six men suspected of 100,000 euros via fake Tikkie

2019-08-29T09:20:15.172Z

The police have arrested six men from Groningen and Diemen who are suspected of having swindled people for a total of nearly 100,000 euros by means of the so-called fake Tikkie, the Northern Netherlands Police reported Thursday.


The police have arrested six men from Groningen and Diemen who are suspected of having swindled people for a total of nearly 100,000 euros by means of the so-called fake Tikkie, the Northern Netherlands Police reported Thursday.

Through a misleading trick, a scammer asks a potential victim to make a payment of 1 cent via the Tikkie payment app. The link they send to people, however, leads to a fake site that allows the scammer to access the victim's account number.

The six men, who, according to the police, operated independently but were in contact with each other, are suspected of having swindled a total of 375 people. At the beginning of July, a man from Hoogezand in Groningen was also arrested on suspicion of fraud via the same Tikkie trick.

The six suspects from this investigation are exempt after interrogation pending a possible next step by the Public Prosecution Service.

See also: This is how you can recognize phishing emails

Source: nunl

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