Woman loses €22,000 in online cat fraud

A young woman from Salzburg coughed up thousands of Euros for a cat she was supposed to receive for free, it has emerged.The Thalgau resident transferred more than 22,000 Euros to anonymous businessman after having received a response to her online ad.The crooks offered a British Shorthair from Cameroon, but told the woman she must pay 100 Euros for insurance before claiming a further 300 Euros to cover transport expenses and obtain a “European pet visa”.The 19-year-old woman only informed police about the fraud yesterday (Tues) – after having transferred more than 22,000 Euros during the past few months.