“Beating criminals at their own game”

Deutsche Welle: Seniors outsmart con men posing as police in Cologne. “Tricksters posing as police officers have been arrested in the German city of Cologne. Police in the city say a con trick seeking to rob seniors of their savings has been going on for years and is getting worse.”

“Police in Cologne, in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), have been warning senior citizens for years that they should not believe people posing as police and requesting the pensioners turn over cash and valuables to the fake officers for safe keeping.

On Friday, Cologne police were able to arrest two such criminals with the help of a quick-thinking elderly couple.”