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2 million euros embezzled in cases of computer fraud

يوروبول يفكك شبكة خداع الآلاف من المستخدمين

In the last year, the computer fraud was the subject of 200 complaints to the Judiciary Police and led to the diversion of more than two million euros. According to the authorities, this type of attack on bank accounts online has increased exponentially and has already led to the arrest of three individuals.

According to the Judiciary, the investigation procedures were initiated based on complaints made by private citizens although in most cases they were submitted by bank entities.

Cases of computer fraud, punishable in Portugal with up to three years in prison or a fine, are more frequent in large urban centers, namely in Lisbon, Porto, Leiria and the Algarve.