The police have arrested six men from Groningen and Diemen who are suspected of having swindled a total of nearly 100,000 euros through the so-called Tikkie trick, the Northern Netherlands Police reported Thursday.
Via the trick, a scammer asks a potential victim to transfer an amount 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.
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