Mossos arrest five members of Barcelona credit card scam gang.
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MOSSOS officers have arrested five members of credit card scam gang operating on the streets of Barcelona posing as NGO workers

Mossos officers have dismantled a criminal group that specialised in scamming the elderly, operating in Barcelona and Turavia, posing as members of an NGO that helps disabled people, presenting unsuspecting victims with a folder in which to collect their signatures, and then gathering their credit card details under the pretext of asking for a donation.

Investigations resulted in the Mossos arrest of five members of this criminal gang, known to consist of twelve people, have been arrested – two of whom are minors – allegedly accumulating 140 records between them for similar events, to which the investigators have attributed 46 events since the end of 2020, reportedly scamming more than €26,000 through fraudulent…

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