Dane extradited to Hamburg over online scam

20th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

20 October 2005, HAMBURG - A Danish national who is accused of setting up a lucrative online fraud scheme has been extradited from Spain to Germany, prosecutors in the port city of Hamburg said Thursday.

20 October 2005

HAMBURG - A Danish national who is accused of setting up a lucrative online fraud scheme has been extradited from Spain to Germany, prosecutors in the port city of Hamburg said Thursday.

He allegedly ran two companies that obtained telephone numbers and addresses of German web users and set them 200,000 bills for alleged use of pornographic websites. Many paid, and the operation reportedly yielded him EUR 3.3 million.

Investigators traced his server to the Netherlands and found the man was living on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca.

DPA

Subject: German news

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