In Israel, arrested “foreign Minister of France” who were extorting money from businessmenPhoto: Kommersant
The attackers asked for money for the release of the hostages who were allegedly abducted by the militants in Mali or Syria
The Israeli police detained three people suspected of extorting money in the guise foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian.
This writes TASS.
Detainees from 37 to 47 years old. Operation on their capture led jointly by the French and Israeli police.
Posing as Drian and the chief of his staff, they were able to steal €8 million from an unnamed businessman. Stolen money first transferred to the Bank account in one of the Eastern European countries, and then to an account in China.
The scammers also tried to get money from embassies and consulates, but most potential victims of criminals to cheat failed.
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Criminals managed to be detained in the moment when they were trying to Scam another victim who was willing to pay several million euros. They were detained in the apartment in Netanya at the time when they were trying to get money. They deny their guilt.
The attackers asked for money for the release of the hostages who were allegedly abducted by the militants in Mali or Syria. Negotiations are conducted via email, phone calls and even video calls on Skype. Criminals have built a copy of office Drian specifically for video, and one of them was impersonating the French Ministry of foreign Affairs (how is not specified).
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