Elderly woman recognises scam as 'police' speak high GermanAug. 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 shoppingMarch 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 scamJan. 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 breakJan. 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 elderlyJan. 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 lossOct. 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 scamOct. 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 scamJuly 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 25,000April 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 scamApril 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 scamsMarch 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 riseJan. 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 1,000Oct. 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 warningJune 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 francsApril 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 emailsMarch 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 SwitzerlandDec. 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 IDsNov. 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 scamNov. 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 scamAug. 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 scamApril 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 scamApril 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 scamFeb. 10, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
An elderly man has been scammed of over CHF 400,000 by an on-line girlfriend in Ghana.
Swiss pensioner conned by fake copOct. 7, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
A thief, disguised as a policeman, has conned a pensioner out of CHF 60,000 in the canton of Nidwalden. The man had ...