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  • 20-06-2017

    Digging machine scam suspects appear in court

    Ten suspects of large-scale fraud appear in court this week. They are charged with involvement in a scam on the leading Dutch internet sales website Marktplaats, where they allegedly placed ads for digging machines and tractors, and never delivered them.

    The scam was very sophisticated with the suspects constantly changing their tricks, the Dutch legal authorities report. As a result, the suspects were reportedly able to dupe…

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Scam or not? You can turn to us with your questions and reports about fraud and internet crime, committed in or from the Netherlands.

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Dating fraud in the Netherlands

The film Crime without Blood shows the devastating impact of dating scams and other online fraud.