Man arrested in Malaga for promising contract to young footballers

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POLICE in Malaga arrested a man allegedly pretending to be scouting young talent for European Football Clubs and charging up to €500, police said.

The man was offering false contracts with the major clubs in exchange for sums usually ranging from €150 to €300, which he demanded from the parents, claiming that the youths would be called by the teams to see them play.

He advertised on websites and by word of mouth.

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After seeing that this never happened, the parents of ten children reported the fraud to the police.

Some of them had been told to go to Malaga Airport to get a flight to Greece, but no-one ever arrived to pick accompany them.

He was set free with charges of fraud.


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