National Police on Spain’s Costa del Sol Help Peruvian Authorities to Find Scammer

Person of interest tracked down Credit: National Police

WHEN the National Police in Malaga Province received a request from the Peruvian authorities for assistance in finding a person believed to be involved in a €250,000 scam they went to work.

It was established that the person had left Peru and settled in Estepona and after investigation, officers were able to identify that the suspect held a number of bank accounts set up to accept transfers from Peru.

The scam concerned the hiring of ‘ghost workers’ in Peru and in just a two-year period, it is alleged that €250,000 had been transferred to the accounts.


One of the people arrested in Peru is believed to have been married to the person now investigated in Spain.


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