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Scam offered fake driving licences 

Two men have been detained in Telde, Gran Canaria for offering courses on the internet for the recovery of driving licence points.

The investigation followed a complaint from a man who hired the service offered for 700 euros.

The course, awareness and recovery of points for the driver’s licence, was supposedly offered by a Canarian driving school and, in addition, the payment had to be made by bank transfer to a personal checking account.

According to the man who paid the course fees, several weeks after having done it, an individual contacted him and, after requesting several personal data, sent him a temporary driver’s licence.

The document raised the suspicions of the complainant, who could verify through the competent bodies that it was false.

This led to the arrest of the two men, aged 31 and 41 and residents of Gran Canaria, as alleged perpetrators of the crimes of fraud, document forgery and usurpation.