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Police follow leads after finding woman’s body

Police in Jutland were still working on Monday to identify the woman whose body was found in plastic sacks at a lay-by in the mid-Jutland town of Langå.

Police follow leads after finding woman’s body
Police were focusing on the woman's earrings in the search for clues about her identity. Photo: Østjyllands Politi/Scanpix
East Jutland Police said on Monday that they had received 100 tip-offs about the possible identity of a woman whose body was found off the side of a road on Saturday. 
 
“We are still missing the final breakthrough but it could be that it is hiding amongst the information we have received. We definitely have a lot to work further on,” East Jutland police spokesman Jesper Bøjgaard told BT on Monday.
 
The woman’s body was found in a black plastic sack at a lay-by just outside of Langå, between Aarhus and Randers. A passerby discovered the sack, which had been taped shut. When the person in question opened it, the body was found. 
 
An autopsy revealed that the woman had been murdered. With police unable to immediately identify the victim, they publicly released a photo of her body which can be viewed here (warning: graphic). 
 
She is described as being between 30 and 40 years old, 172cm tall, dark and curly hair and with a normal to “heavy” build. Police were focusing on two earrings she was wearing: one was a heart with a light stone while the other appeared to be a swan. 
 
Bøjgaard said that the majority of calls they have received have been about the woman’s possible identity. 
 
“The tip-offs go in numerous directions, but the majority are suggestions on who the woman might be. Apparently no one saw her being left at the lay-by,” he told BT. 

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Danish NemID scam victims can apply for compensation

Victims of scammers who trick their victims through misuse of the NemID online identity system can now apply for compensation.

Danish NemID scam victims can apply for compensation

Scams in which callers trick their victims into handing over NemID information – the login system used to access banking, public services and other secure online platforms in Denmark – have been regularly reported in recent years, often targeting older people.

The perpetrators have also been known to use email or other forms of initial contact.

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People who have lost money to certain scams of this type could now be awarded compensation, broadcaster DR reports.

Denmark residents who have been targeted in NemID scams can from Monday apply for compensation if they have lost money which should have been paid into their bank accounts.

According to the Danish Agency for Digitisation (Digitaliseringsstyrelsen), the scammers often change victims’ so-called NemKonto to a different account which they control.

A NemKonto is the designated current account used to receive salaries as well as payments from the state such as pensions, child support or unemployment benefits.

As such, regular payments that should be received by the victim go to a different bank account.

During the first six months of the compensation scheme – until January 31st 2023 – victims can apply for compensation with up to 10 years’ retrospective effect, the agency said in a statement. As such, anyone who has lost money to scams of this type from August 2012 onwards could receive compensation.

To apply for compensation, the applicant should provide documentation of a police report and proof that they were the rightful recipient of the lost payments.

NemID is currently being replaced by a new online ID system, MitID, in a phased process which will see NemID out of use by autumn 2022.

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