The Guardia Civil in the city of Granada are invesigating a man, suspected of swindling a German citizen out of a Rolex watch.
The 55-year-old suspect, who has no criminal record, is thought to have committed online fraud in the sale of a Rolex; the purchase price was paid but the item never arrived.
The German authorities had contacted the Guardia Civil and asked them to track down the tricky Spaniard, who lives in Peligros, and take a statement from him.
Now, you would have thought that if you are buying something from somebody who lives in a town called Perilous you might have been wary but not in this case – perhaps our German friend though it translated for ‘hairy,’ and thought, “sounds about right.”
Anyway, enough speculation! The vicim made the purchase through a known, 2nd-hand, online purchase/sale website and duly made a transfer of 5,785 euros for the said Rolex but he was to be disappointed because nothing arrived – not a sausage!
The Unidad de Delitos Tecnológicos belonging to the Policía Judicial de la Guardia Civil; i.e., the ciber-crimes department, traced the money transfer and obtained the personal details of the account holder.
Editorial comment: the Guardia Civil only took his statement; they did not hang him upside down, beat the soles of his feet or tweak, viciously, his nipples. No, they leave that to the Spanish Inquistion, a.k.a, Hacienda.
(News; Peligros, Vega, Granada, Andalucia)