The Guardia Civil is investigating a person as the author of a crime of fraud through the Internet, for selling fake tickets for the UEFA Champions League final.
The investigation began on May 25, after the complaint of a person from Ávila who had been scammed when he bought two tickets online to see the match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid.
The investigators of the Entrafador operation verified how this deceived person had bought the tickets on a portal for the sale of second-hand items. In addition, the victim had made the payment through an online service provider.
Continuing with the investigations, the agents discovered that there was not only one victim, but also at least 14 other people from the provinces of Murcia, Cáceres, Madrid, Alicante, Ciudad Real, Bilbao, Navarra and Valencia. To some of them, the scammer – a resident of Arroyomolinos (Madrid) – had sold false tickets to go to Paris to watch the football match.
It was the Guardia Civil itself who warned these people that they had been victims of a scam. The total money swindled would have amounted to a total of 1,500 euro.
This operation has been carried out by the @ team of the Avila Guardia Civil Command, a recently created group dedicated to fighting cybercrime and, in particular, combating Internet scams or computer fraud.
If you believe that you may have been a victim of this type of scam, it is very important to file the corresponding complaint, regardless of the amount swindled, by going personally to the Guardia Civil, taking with you all the possible documentation along with the conversations held.