Slovenians lose EUR 5 million this year in investment frauds

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 15: In this photo illustration model Bitcoins lying on Dollar bills on February 15, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

Ljubljana – The Slovenian Computer Emergency Response Team (SI-CERT) has warned about online fraudsters who persuade users to make fake investments in various forms of property as this kind of fraud is in the rise. This year the police dealt with more than 115 such reports with total damage estimated at over EUR 5 million, SI-CERT has said. SI-CERT noted, as an example, investments in cryptocurrencies, which are attracting an increasing number of investors due to their potential profitability and optimistic forecasts. “Many of them are encountering investment business for…

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