A retired lady in Vienna literally threw money out the window. According to the Austrian police, she was the victim of a new kind of fraud.
Unknown persons had warned the 84-year-old woman with a phone call that a relative of hers would be arrested after an accident. That’s why she had to pay bail, so to speak.
The retiree then, according to the police, put an amount of five figures in a plastic bag and threw it out the window into the street as requested. The perpetrators took the money and took off.
The Austrian police used the case to warn again about this type of fraudsters. In many cases, the perpetrators pretend to be police officers and ask for money and valuables.