Coordinated police operation shuts down massive pirating scam

Coordinated police operation shuts down massive pirating scam

Aug. 27, 2020, 10:06 a.m.
A coordinated police operation across 19 countries has shut down a massive movie and TV pirating scam which is said t...
Elderly woman recognises scam as 'police' speak high German

Elderly woman recognises scam as 'police' speak high German

Aug. 13, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
An elderly woman in Zurich escaped being ripped off by scammers who pretended to be local police officers. 
Woman scams pensioner, offering to do shopping

Woman scams pensioner, offering to do shopping

March 31, 2020, 10:13 a.m.
A pensioner living in Zurich fears he will never see the 70 francs he gave to a young woman who said she would do his...
Pensioner warns of computerised phone call scam

Pensioner warns of computerised phone call scam

Jan. 30, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
A pensioner in Zurich is warning other elderly people not to be tricked into agreeing to pay for a service which prom...
Fake Airbnb listing scams woman looking for Zermatt break

Fake Airbnb listing scams woman looking for Zermatt break

Jan. 27, 2020, 9:07 a.m.
If something seems too good to be true – it’s a good idea to be suspicious.
Police warn of new scam targeting elderly

Police warn of new scam targeting elderly

Jan. 22, 2020, 10:12 a.m.
Vaud police have issued a warning about a scam which targets elderly people.
Bank refuses to compensate hacked woman's loss

Bank refuses to compensate hacked woman's loss

Oct. 1, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
The Basel Kantonal Bank is refusing to compensate a customer after her account was hacked and she lost CHF 28,000.
Couple lose life savings in online investment scam

Couple lose life savings in online investment scam

Oct. 1, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
An elderly couple in Zurich have lost their entire life savings of CHF 200,000 after being tricked by a fake online t...
Woman transfers CHF 160,000 in online romance scam

Woman transfers CHF 160,000 in online romance scam

July 17, 2019, 10:55 a.m.
Despite constant warnings from the police, another lovelorn person has lost tens of thousands of francs to an online ...
Scam callers con elderly woman out of CHF 25,000

Scam callers con elderly woman out of CHF 25,000

April 23, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
An elderly woman has been conned out of CHF 25,000 worth of cash and jewelry after scammers pretending to be police o...
Police warn of telephone scam

Police warn of telephone scam

April 10, 2019, 6:50 a.m.
The police in cantons Vaud and Geneva are warning of a telephone scam.
4 teens arrested for online retail scams

4 teens arrested for online retail scams

March 28, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
Zurich cantonal police have arrested four teenagers for scamming online retailers.
Number of lonely people being scammed on the rise

Number of lonely people being scammed on the rise

Jan. 21, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
An investigation by the SonntagsBlick newspaper shows the amount of single and lonely people being scammed online in ...
Google ads scam costs roommates CHF 1,000

Google ads scam costs roommates CHF 1,000

Oct. 11, 2018, 10:31 a.m.
Two roommates in Winterthur are warning about Google adverts after they were ripped off by a plumbing company.
Basel issues scam warning

Basel issues scam warning

June 15, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
The Basel prosecutor’s office is warning people to be careful about cold callers offering investment opportunit...
Zug women conned out of thousands of francs

Zug women conned out of thousands of francs

April 11, 2018, 9:14 a.m.
Two women in canton Zug have lost thousands of francs after they were conned by men they met online.
Police warn about fake emails

Police warn about fake emails

March 7, 2018, 7:28 a.m.
Zurich cantonal police are warning people to be careful if they get an email that suggests it is from them.
Online fraudsters target Switzerland

Online fraudsters target Switzerland

Dec. 15, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Police forces around the country say we’re being hit by a flurry of online fraudsters. The technique is old,...
Swiss government to issue electronic IDs

Swiss government to issue electronic IDs

Nov. 16, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
The Swiss government says it wants to roll out digital ID cards to everyone in the country – including foreigners.
Basel police investigate threatening email scam

Basel police investigate threatening email scam

Nov. 16, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Basel police are investigating an email scam which threatened the 54 year old victim and his family with being killed...
New government warning on banking scam

New government warning on banking scam

Aug. 18, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
The Federal Government is warning people not to be taken in by a new fraud which could threaten the security of your ...
Geneva police warn of payphone scam

Geneva police warn of payphone scam

April 13, 2017, 6:56 a.m.
Geneva police are warning of a scam which can lead to you being thousands of francs out of pocket.
Zurich men jailed for rent scam

Zurich men jailed for rent scam

April 5, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
Two 30 year old men have been jailed in Zurich for running an apartment scam. They set up a fake website showing prop...
Elderly man loses fortune in on-line scam

Elderly man loses fortune in on-line scam

Feb. 10, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
An elderly man has been scammed of over CHF 400,000 by an on-line girlfriend in Ghana.
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