Two of the leaders of Nummeropplysninga AS were arrested in a police crackdown on the firm’s premises in Trondheim on Sunday evening.
Police Attorney Aage Sanders Midling of Trøndelag Police told TV 2 that the two are charged with aggravated fraud and that they will be produced for remand in Sor-Trondelag District Court on Tuesday.
Several of the company’s customers claim they were tricked into a deal they never wanted.
The police have gotten over 50 complaints aimed about the company in recent months.
– We conducted a search warrant at the company in Trondheim on Sunday to secure evidence, said Midling to the newspaper Adresseavisen.
One of the methods that recurs is that companies are asked to confirm the information’s with an electronic signature.
Businesses have paid several thousand kroner for a false invoice they have received in the mail.
The form is an offer to book an online product or an entry in a directory service, but looks like a real invoice.
Over the past year over a thousand complaints from businesses that feel frauded by Norwegian and foreign catalog company have been received. The funds they have received complaints on range from 2,000 to 100,000 kroner.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today