On Friday, French police arrested three people accused of cheating tourists at a game Under the Eiffel TowerA police source told AFP.
After a month-long investigation, two Roman men and a woman were arrested in Seine-Saint-Denis, a suburb of northeastern Paris.
Tourists are waiting to enter the Eiffel Tower
Sources said French police confiscated 16,000 euros (about $ 17,000), three luxury cars, foreign currencies and money transfer receipts from them.
Police suspect the group cheated tourists and made bets.
Fraudsters are a game that deceives tourists
Fake players attract tourists to try this game which tourists have never won.
“Tickets for this game are 50 euros and the team can earn up to 1,000 euros per hour per round,” the source explained.
The Illegal Immigration Division of the Paris Police launched an investigation into the fraud in October 2021.
Tourists visit the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris
Evidence indicated that investigators were able to identify about 40 fake players and spectators involved in the scam and confiscated 6 tables where the game was played. All those arrested were from Romania.
In recent weeks, the French police have launched a number of operations to combat fraud and irregular sales on the streets of Paris, which have been bustling with tourists due to a drop in the number of cases registered in Corona.
Considered The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous buildings It receives around seven million viewers worldwide and annually.