TRACTORS SOLD ONLINE FOR UP TO €20,000 BY FRAUDSTERS POSING AS IRISH COMPANY

The Irish Times on 4th July reported that Romanian criminal gang under investigation using fake passports to open bank accounts.  Gardaí are investigating fraudsters who used a website pretending to be that of an established Irish company selling agricultural vehicles to steal thousands of euro from unsuspecting customers.  A number of tractors valued at almost €20,000 each were paid for through the website, but the money went into bank accounts controlled by the Irish-based fraudsters.  The company the buyers believed they had bought a tractor from exists and has traded reputably for many years, but had no website.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/tractors-sold-online-for-up-to-20-000-by-fraudsters-posing-as-irish-company-1.3945847

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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