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Nine convicted for internet sex scams

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10:18 CEST+02:00
A group of friends in western Sweden have been convicted of gross fraud for swindling several Swedish men out of more than one million kronor by pretending to be women on the internet.

The friends successfully swindled approximately 20 men around Sweden out of more than one million kronor by pretending to be women and luring them with naked photos.

Now nine out of a group of ten friends in Uddevalla in western Sweden have been convicted of gross fraud and acting as accessory to gross fraud, among other charges. The defendants received a range of sentences, including juvenile detention, juvenile community service, fines and probation, according to local media.

The majority of the convicted individuals are in their twenties. One of those convicted was found innocent on the charge of internet fraud.

By offering men naked pictures and sex videos over the internet, they lured the men into revealing their personal numbers and bank accounts. Then they drained the men's bank accounts. One man was swindled out of almost half a million kronor.

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