Israeli police searched a call center in Petah Tikva and detained 15 people suspected of online investment fraud against German citizens. The search was at the request of German authorities, Israeli police said in a statement.
According to the case file, the suspects operated several websites, including IntegraOption, SolidCFD, Tradesolid, BitCapitalMarkets, Mycoinbanking, etc. The fraud is alleged to have taken place through call centers in Israel, Georgia, Armenia and Moldova.
The suspects allegedly set up call centers in Israel and other countries, persuading people to invest in forex, binary options, and other financial instruments. However, the investments were fictitious and the funds of the deceived have already disappeared, the police announced.