nine people charged
Seven adults and two minors were indicted on Friday in Paris and one of these minors was imprisoned, in a case of fraud with “false bank advisers” in France, AFP learned on Saturday from a judicial source.
According to La Dpche, which revealed the story, a 17-year-old Toulousain is suspected of being the mastermind of these numerous scams with fake bank advisers.
He telephoned people, pretending to be a manager of the BNP fraud department, announcing to them that their accounts had been hacked, with precise information on their financial situation, before asking them to confirm a reimbursement notification on their telephone, makes it a trap, again according to the daily newspaper.
La Dpche indicates that thousands of people were defrauded between January 2022 and March 2023. According to a source familiar with the matter, the damage would be at this stage several hundred thousand euros, but could be reassessed upwards if new victims declare themselves.
These nine people were arrested on Tuesday, according to the source familiar with the matter.
Presented to a Parisian investigating judge on Friday, according to the judicial source, they were indicted for fraud in an organized gang, criminal association, money laundering, several offenses related to automated data processing systems, collection of personal data, concealment of tort.
In addition to the minor placed in pre-trial detention, the eight other people were placed under judicial control, according to the judicial source.