Magistrate’s name being used by scammers

Judicial agents are warning about Internet scams, including one where crooks used the name of a constitutional court magistrate.

One gang of fraudsters has been using social networks to advertise the sale of driving licenses and school diplomas provided without any exams.

Appropriately, the crooks are issuing fake documents to those who apply, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The name of Magistrate Fernando Cruz Castro was used by another gang of crooks who purported to buy items. The judicial police said the crooks also used the names of other judicial figures as well as prominent physicians.

This is the time-worn scam of promising to purchase an item and then beating the seller out of money by the use of a supposedly innocent third party, like a taxi driver. But some people still fall for the scam.

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