Police from the Dalmatian town of Sibenik in Croatia have warned citizens that if they have relatives living abroad to be very careful if somebody “official” calls, as there is a fraudster on the loose.
Just over two weeks ago Croatia Week reported about a female con artist who conned a middle-aged couple from the Dalmatian city of Split out of over 2,000 euros when she posed as Croatian Consulate worker from London saying she needed money for a relative of the conned couple who had come into misfortune in the English capital.
Now a Sibenik resident has been stitched up in an identical prank, after a women posing as a Croatian Consulate official in London phoned to tell them a relative had got ill in London and needed financial help. After sending the money to the account given over the phone the Sibenik local realised they had been conned and contacted the police.
“We warn all citizens that if anyone is looking for money for a relative that is overseas to check with members of the family first. If you are in any doubt then please contact the police,” said a Sibenik Police spokesperson.