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Woman tricked by ghostly phone scam
Luxembourg

Woman tricked by ghostly phone scam

10.12.2013 From our online archive
A woman from Mertzig had thousands of euros stolen by French-speaking phone scammers, who claimed her house was haunted by evil spirits which they promised to chase away.

(MSS) A woman from Mertzig had thousands of euros stolen by French-speaking phone scammers, who claimed her house was haunted by evil spirits which they promised to chase away.

The only thing the woman had to do was call a specific phone number several days in a row without hanging up.

The two unidentified French-speakers guaranteed that it would chase the ghosts away.

Believing their story, the woman followed their advice and called the number.

However, the only thing that seem to have left the woman's house were thousands of euros, as she had unknowingly fallen victim to a phone scam.

The incident was the first of its kind reported in Luxembourg.