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27 January, 2022
 

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1. Rape remark lands former commissioner in hot seat

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rape-remark-lands-former-commissioner-in-hot-seat

A Cypriot former European commissioner was in the hot seat over the weekend after a comment she made about a rape story in Greece drew criticism from fellow Cypriots and Greeks, who took to social media to condemn her remarks and opine about young women and unwanted sex...

2. Man gets five years for manslaughter in botched drug deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-gets-five-years-for-manslaughter-in-botched-drug-deal

A drug buyer from Larnaca, who ran over with his car and killed a man in Limassol last year, was sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter, with details heard in court suggesting he was scammed and tried to drive away in anger when the death took place...

3. Police are warning citizens over fraudulent calls from abroad

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-are-warning-citizens-over-fraudulent-calls-from-abroad

Police are warning the public about fraudulent phone calls made to citizens that originate from outside the country but use local Cyprus telephone numbers....

4. Suspect got scammed in deadly drug deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspect-says-he-got-scammed-in-deadly-drug-deal

The suspect in a deadly drug deal gone wrong in Limassol has given his own version of events, saying he flew into a rage after noticing he had paid for Himalayan salt instead of crystal meth...

5. Drug deal gone wrong behind Limassol slaying

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-deal-gone-wrong-behind-limassol-slaying

The suspect accused of killing a man by running him over during a dispute in Limassol has been remanded in custody, with reports saying a drug deal gone wrong was the cause of the deadly incident...

6. Police lose state fraud case in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-lose-state-fraud-case-in-limassol

Defendants in Limassol’s case involving an alleged scam with food stamps and housing vouchers for homeless persons walked free this week, after prosecutors said they were unable to bring witnesses forward to testify in court...

7. Folli Follie report unveils 17-year scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/folli-follie-report-unveils-17-year-scam

The troubled Folli Follie company’s major shareholders, the Koutsolioutsos family, reaped the benefits of a well-orchestrated fraud scheme that lasted for at least 17 years, under the nose of the supervisory authorities, generating hundreds of millions of euros in profits, according to an audit report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. ...

8. Police warn public about phony ATM messages

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-warn-public-about-phony-atm-messages

Police in Cyprus are warning the public to be on the lookout for suspicious text messages, saying scammers pretending to be bank employees are trying to trick people by telling them their debit cards have been blocked and need to be reauthorized...

9. Woman loses 20 grand in bitcoin scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-loses-20-grand-in-bitcoin-scam

A woman in Limassol says she lost over €20,000 after an unknown person convinced her to invest real money in cryptocurrency...

10. Cop in child porn case back on the job

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cop-in-child-porn-case-back-on-the-job

Police say they expect to launch a disciplinary probe after reports emerged that a special police officer was back on the job after serving six months in jail for using false pretences to obtain nude photos from a female high school student and then blackmailing her...

11. Greek police searching for Cyprus victims of bogus doctor

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-police-searching-for-cyprus-victims-of-bogus-doctor

Hellenic Police (ELAS) investigators are searching for Cyprus residents who may have fallen victim to a 47-year-old man who stands accused in Greece of posing as a health specialist and who possibly contributed to the death of three cancer patients, including two teenagers....

12. Cyprus irked over mystery casino probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-irked-over-mystery-casino-probe

The Republic of Cyprus is asking the European Anti-Fraud Office for more information into a probe of misuse funds, following reports that stolen EU money was pumped into a casino project on the island...

13. Cop sentenced over teen girl’s nudes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cop-sentenced-over-teen-girl-s-nudes

A Nicosia district judge handed down a six month prison sentence to a police officer, who used a fake profile on Facebook to obtain naked photos from a female high school student and then blackmailed her...

14. Pensioner suing convicted ‘fixer’ lawyer

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pensioner-suing-convicted-‘fixer-lawyer

A female pensioner, who was swindled out of 350 grand while seeking promotion in the civil service through a back-channel, is suing her former lawyer after he was sentenced to two years for defrauding her...

15. Police make headway in welfare fraud

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-make-headway-in-welfare-fraud

Investigators are still trying to unravel a housing scam in Limassol that was set up to defraud state authorities by using people who were homeless and in need for help...

16. Woman still wanted in Larnaca travel scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-still-wanted-in-larnaca-travel-scam

Police are asking members of the public to help locate a Larnaca woman who is wanted in connection with a suspected travel scam...

17. Two arrested in food stamp scam in Larnaca

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-arrested-in-food-stamp-scam

A civil servant and another person were remanded in custody on Thursday, in connection with a suspected scam over food stamps and rent vouchers destined for foreign low-income beneficiaries...

18. Job scammer gets seven years

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/job-scammer-gets-seven-years

A Tunisian man who has been sentenced to seven years on fraud-related charges after he was found guilty of conning 267 people by making empty job promises in France...

19. Door-to-door scammers strike again

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/door-to-door-scammers-strike-again

An elderly woman in Limassol says she was scammed by two women who took her cash on the pretext they would check the bills for authenticity and bring them back...

20. K. Treppides & Co Ltd: Cryptocurrencies/Digital Assets and Regulation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/cryptocurrencies-digital-assets-and-regulation

Following the latest trend with the VFA's or Cryptocurrencies or Digital Assets and the Blockchain technology behind them, a booming and contagious effect is spreading between Continents since they are considered to be the ‘golden key’ to a new age...

21. One in 10 Greeks is victim of online scams

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/one-in-10-greeks-is-victim-of-online-scams

Google is advising internet users to take online security more seriously as a study it commissioned on the occasion of Safer Internet Day (SID) on Tuesday showed that one in 10 Greek internet users has fallen victim to online scams....

22. Cypriot cop saves baby in Athens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-cop-saves-baby-in-athens

A Cypriot police officer, who was on vacation in Athens, sprang into action when he noticed the parents of a baby that stopped breathing were calling for help...

23. Cops warn online romance seekers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-warn-online-romance-seekers

Police are warning the public, especially those actively looking for love online, not to fall victims to unscrupulous imposters who are after money while pretending they are interested in a romantic relationship...

24. Cyprus gears up for a major cyberattack and cybercrime

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-gears-up-for-a-major-cyberattack-and-cybercrime

25. Nigerian 'doctor' and co-conspirators make bail

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nigerian-doctor-and-female-co-conspirators-make-bail

Three suspects have been released in the Spanish prisoner scam against where a retired teacher who was swindled out of €117,000, with the main suspect and two other women facing trial in January...

26. Nigerian in Paphos behind Spanish prisoner scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nigerian-in-paphos-behind-spanish-prisoner-scam

The 35-year-old suspect in Paphos’ Spanish prisoner scam has been identified as a Nigerian national, who was arrested Thursday along with his 25-year-old girlfriend for swindling €117,000 out of a retired teacher...

27. Second arrest in Spanish prisoner scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/second-arrest-in-spanish-prisoner-scam

A second suspect is in police custody in Paphos in connection with a Spanish prisoner scam, where a 63-year-old woman was duped into wiring a total of €117,000 to a man she met online...

28. Woman duped in 'Spanish prisoner' scam

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-duped-in-spanish-prisoner-scam

Police arrested a 60-year-old Nicosia man Sunday evening on fraud charges in connection with an advance-fee scam, following a complaint filed by a 63-year-old teacher who says she was duped into wiring a total of €117,000...

29. Scam promises chance to win expensive phones

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/scam-promises-chance-to-win-expensive-phones

Cybercrime police have been inundated with complaints about a scam using the Post Office logo, where consumers receive misleading text and online messages about a chance to win expensive phones...

30. Customers duped by Larnaca travel agent

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/customers-duped-by-larnaca-travel-agent

Police are searching for a Larnaca woman following over a dozen complaints from people who say they were duped by a travel agent into pre-paying for their holiday packages...

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