Refugees rest at the parking lot of a railway station in Salzburg, Austria, on Sept. 14. 2015. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Sunday announced that Germany temporarily reinstates border control amid the ongoing refugee crisis. According to German newspaper
Refugees rest at the parking lot of a railway station in Salzburg, Austria, on Sept. 14. 2015. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Sunday announced that Germany temporarily reinstates border control amid the ongoing refugee crisis. According to German newspaper "Passauer Neue Presse", the German government also stopped the trains to and from Austria. (Xinhua/Qian Yi)

Swedish police on Tuesday shut down the bank account of a man suspected of tricking several people into making payments by posing as a refugee charity, local media reported on Tuesday.

Police said the suspect had tricked a handful of people into paying more than 1,000 SEK (120 U.S. dollars) each before the account was closed, public broadcaster Swedish Television reported.

“It is an abject crime to use people who want to help others in need,” Jan Olsson at the fraud unit of Swedish police told the channel.

A company registered in Finland but posing as a Swedish charity wooed supporters by claiming the money would go toward the refugee agency UNHCR before sending them individual invoices that were paid to the man’s bank account, according to the police.

Police said the incident was the first known case of a fraudster posing as a charitable institution. (1 U.S. dollar = 8.30 SEK) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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