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Internet fraud: Lower Austrian man lost 64.000 Euro

A 42-year-old man from the Northern part of Lower Austria lost 64.000 Euro in the internet. He was seduced to buy not existing options on the gold rate. When he wanted to have his deposit payed out, nobody of the company was there anymore and the website was deleted.

The virtual company had its headquaters in China. A short look in several internet forums shows that there are also many victims in other European countries. The company sold the options on the gold rate under following two urls: www.xr-group.com and www.bofx.org.

The Austrian police requests all internet users to be very careful with such offers. It’s known that some Chinese even call Austrians by telephone on their working place, and ask them to send them money for options on the gold rate.

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