NATIONAL Police carried out a co-ordinated series of raids last week at locations across Spain, including Valencia, which culminated in the arrest of ten people that they believe to be behind a huge number of fraudulent financial operations. The scams were of a technological nature, and included such frauds as convincing victims that they had a large amount of money to transfer into Europe, but needed a financial deposit to make the transfer. Once they had this money they would then, of course, disappear. Other scams included such things as the lottery winner and inheritance cons, again both requiring a payment from the victims to allow them to receive the huge sums promised – which never materialised. Six residences and a call centre believed to be used by the group were raided and evidence was seized including false passports, bank books and cash.