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899, seizures for fraud

899, seizures for fraud

A current account belonging to a company in Palermo was seized at the disposal of the GIP of Palermo Antonella Consiglio, from which 2 million euros were about to be withdrawn, the origin of which and the transfer of which, however, are not compatible with the documentation accounting.

The kidnapping, reports Anti-phishing Italia, is part of the fight against the revenues made illegally with fraudulent broadcasts and the cheerful use of premium numbers 899, those that have been in the crosshairs of consumer protection associations for a very long time.

Investigators believe that those money are therefore part of the illicit proceeds made by illegally charging stratospheric rates to users’ calls to certain numbers, in particular there are two “hot lines”.

The investigation continues.