View Full Version : Con artist posing as cop bilks elderly Swiss woman of 45,000 francs

08-15-2016, 09:11 AM
A fraudster persuaded a 75-year-old Swiss woman to transfer 45,000 francs ($46,225) to him as a "police officer" supposedly taking part in a nationwide program to guard elderly people against telephone scams. "Be suspicious of supposed police who call speaking high German," a police statement advised residents of the region, where many speak German and Romansch dialects very different from the "Hochdeutsch" (high German) spoken in Germany.