Met arrests 100 in ‘biggest ever fraud operation’ to take down spoof calling site

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By Jack Mendel More than 100 people have been arrested in what the Met Police describe as the UK’s biggest ever anti-fraud operation. The force led the bid to take down the ‘one stop spoofing shop’, iSpoof, which had more than 200,000 possible victims in this country alone. Fraudsters contacted people posing as as representatives of banks including Barclays, Santander, HSBC, Lloyds, Halifax, First Direct, Natwest, Nationwide and TSB, before conning them into giving over details. According to the Met, iSpoof allowed users, who paid for the service in Bitcoin, to disguise phone number so it appe…

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