Microsoft scammer in court

The Third Section of the Seville Court has scheduled a trial for this Monday against a man, for whom the Prosecutor’s Office demands three years in prison for an alleged crime of money laundering derived from his participation in a “ruse” promoted by several people to appropriate 5,000 euro from a woman’s bank account, pretending to be agents of the computer technology company Microsoft.

According to the indictment of the Prosecutor’s Office, on September 23, 2020, some “undetermined people” came into contact with a neighbour from Seville and, pretending to be agents of the computer services company Microsoft, “convinced the injured party to install a remote control program on her computer, tricking her into entering the codes for her bank account and card into said program.

Once this was done, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, these people would have made a bank transfer of 5,000 euro from the account of the victim and the accused, Dan AM, 32 years old as of today, “knowing the artifice created and knowledgeable of the illicit origin of the money, provided such people with their own checking account number, with evident intention of illicit enrichment, to receive the income from the transfer”.

All of this “trick”, according to the indictment, was revealed when the woman “received notification from her bank that the transfer had been made, without having ordered it to be carried out.

In this case, the Prosecutor’s Office accuses Dan AM of an alleged crime of money laundering, demanding three years in prison and a fine of 10,000 euro.