Alleged online trade: 24-year-old Scammed out of tens of thousands of euros

Alleged online trade: 24-year-old Scammed out of tens of thousands of euros

A 24-year-old from the Rohrbach district fell for a brazen scam. He was persuaded by the employee of a supposed online trading company to invest more than 40,000 euros. He transferred the amounts to accounts abroad. The money is gone now.

In December last year, the 24-year-old opened a trading account on the homepage of an online trading company, which promised high profits with the help of “trading robots”. With his first investment of 500 euros, he made a veritable profit. He transferred this first amount of money to a Czech account. He was in almost daily contact with his personal account manager, whom the company made available. He always promised him more profits and commissions if he made further investments. The Rohrbacher had great confidence in the employees of the supposed trading company: the 24-year-old even allowed him remote access to his private computer.

At the end of February, the 24-year-old’s lucky streak ended abruptly after he was persuaded by his account manager to make six investments totaling 12,000 euros. All his money was gone. The man was able to convince him again to invest in order to be able to make up the loss within six months. The 24-year-old invested a further 29,000 euros in nine tranches in a British account.

On the night of June 3rd to 4th, all of the money finally disappeared from the Rohrbacher’s trading account. There is now no longer any contact with the alleged account manager. The 24-year-old is now without his fortune.