The Civil Guard dismantles a group dedicated to scamming older people who they placed geolocators

Using the "winning ticket" method, it is estimated that they have obtained a loot that exceeds 31,000 euros in cash and 6,500 euros in jewelry, watches, wallets, handbags and telephones

They placed geolocators and hidden microphones on necklaces that pretended to be lucky charms, to listen to them and detect if they had realized the scam

They traveled from Talavera de la Reina and performed in the municipalities of Arganda del Rey, Rivas Vaciamadrid, Colmenar Viejo, Collado Villalba, Villanueva de la Cañada, Algete, Humanes and Ciempozuelos

Civil Guard agents, within the framework of the "Guayaca" operation, have managed to arrest three people for their alleged participation in a criminal group dedicated to defrauding the elderly using the "prize ticket" method and acting in different municipalities of the Community of Madrid.
The investigation began last September, when several complaints were received at different Civil Guard barracks in which elderly people claimed to have been victims of a scam related to winning lottery tickets.
Given the multitude of coincidences that existed between the facts stated by the victims, as well as with regard to the physical description of the authors and the modus operandi used, it was suspected that behind the authorship there was a completely structured and coordinated group, starting so the operation.
The group was made up of 3 women who turned out to be sisters and who always followed the same pattern of action: one of them approached elderly people who were alone on public roads, using a Galician accent, told them that she had a lottery ticket and I didn't know where to go to collect it. Immediately afterwards, another of the authors appeared on the scene, who pretended to be a lawyer and who made the victim believe that the lottery was awarded and to give it more credibility made a hands-free phone call to the third author, who was posing as a lottery. and who confirmed the prize of the tenth.
When they had won the trust of the victim, they convinced her to keep the prize winners, and in exchange they asked her for cash and jewelry. The moment they had the money in their possession, they placed an amulet on him as a necklace, which was actually a device with geolocation and microphone, to control what they said and to be able to act in the event that the victim had occurred scam account.
To date, 10 victims of the group have been located in the municipalities of Arganda del Rey, Rivas Vacimadrid, Colmenar Viejo, Collado Villalba, Villanueva de la Cañada, Algete, Humanes and Ciempozuelos. The authors have managed to seize a total loot that exceeds 31,000 euros in cash and 6,500 euros in jewelry, watches, wallets, bags and phones.
Given the seriousness of the events, the authors have been arrested when they were driving with one of the victims inside the vehicle as well as a meticulous search of the same, finding the agents inside cash, three GPS locating devices of similar characteristics to those contributed by the victims, ten lottery tickets and a sheaf of papers in the form of 50-euro bills with several real bills, which they used to simulate the sale of one author to another and make the victim believe that it was a real deal.
The authors are three women aged 38, 35 and 28, repeat offenders in acts of the same nature and who traveled from their residence in the Toledo municipality of Talavera de la Reina in different vehicles to commit the acts with a forged document, pretending to be workers of a company and thus be able to justify the transfer from one Autonomous Community to another.
They are charged with crimes of belonging to a criminal group, a continuous crime of fraud, a crime against privacy by placing the victims geolocators without their consent and a crime of money laundering, when trying to legalize the money scammed through a flower shop that they ran in Talavera de la Reina.
After passing at the disposal of the competent Judicial Authority, two of them entered prison.
For more information, you can contact the Communication Office of the Madrid Civil Guard Command, telephone numbers 918 073 902 and 696 909 741.


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