Nearly 200 Defrauded by Fake Online Store
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Almost 200 people were defrauded by a man from Borsod (190 km northeast of Budapest) who created a fake online store and was charged with fraud in Zalaegerszeg (215 km southwest), according to a spokesperson of the Zala County Prosecutor's Office, writes profitline.hu.
Since 2020, the man living in the small town of Borsod has operated a website that customers found after posting ads on social media.
Primarily by sharing photos and short videos, he posted ads offering popular shoes, clothing, and accessories for sale, but the products were not available.
The prosecutor's office charged the man, who admitted to the crimes, with 185 counts of fraud. The Zalaegerszeg prosecutor's office proposed imposing a suspended prison sentence in the indictment.
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