Fraudsters jailed for £37m copycat web scam

Fraudsters jailed for £37m copycat web scam
 

A group of fraudsters who conned UK consumers out of £37m by selling passports and driving licences through copycat websites have been sentenced to more than 35 years in jail.
The six people, led by Peter Hall and including his wife Claire, operated websites that impersonated official government services.
They then sold key documents to people for inflated prices.
The illegal profits were used to fund luxury holidays and cars.
Mike Andrews, lead co-ordinator of the eCrime team at National Trading Standards, which investigated the fraud, said: "This was a crime motivated by greed. This... read more

 
6 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 54
Source: BBC
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