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Fraudsters stole several thousand euros via Whatsapp

Steinheim. A 61-year-old woman from Steinheim fell victim to scammers on Monday afternoon who contacted her via the instant messaging service Whatsapp and pretended to be her daughter. The alleged daughter wrote to the elderly woman that she was in an emergency and asked the 61-year-old for a transfer of several thousand euros, according to a police press release. The woman then transferred a four-digit amount of money to an account specified for her. Ultimately, according to the police, the fraud was discovered and the woman reported it to the police. (red)

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