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Old 03.08.2012, 11:10
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Web scammer arrested (Geneva)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The first of August national holiday in western Switzerland was marred by serious road accidents, assaults and drunken driving. A man was arrested in Geneva for several web scams, some of them on English-language social network glocals.com, that involved taking down payments for an apartment that was supposedly for rent.

Police in Geneva arrested the French man, age 35, Tuesday 31 July after numerous complaints against him amounting to what the man says was a CHF63,000 scam, since February 2012, using mainly Internet sites www.anibis.ch and www.glocals.ch to rent an apartment at 3, rue Samuel-Constant in Geneva. A warrant was issued for his arrest 30 July and police caught him as he was coming to Geneva to show the apartment to a man from Mulhouse, France.

He admitted the scam, and told police it began when he found himself in financial trouble, at which point he moved to canton Vaud.

Police in Geneva are seeking other victims of the scam. They are asked to phone +41 22 427 7260 Monday to Friday from 08h00-12h00 and 14h00-18h00.

Source: genevalunch.com
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Old 03.08.2012, 15:16
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Good. Hope the justice is hard on this type of thing. Sounds like an inept criminal though, normally they are safely tucked away in Nigeria for these rental scams and don't own the property.
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At RTS info (Swiss French TV)

Il loue le même appartement à une vingtaine de personnes à Genève.



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