Victims of a £50million phishing scandal told MailOnline today how they lost their life savings to fraudsters after apparently finding themselves on a ‘suckers’ list’ sold to criminal gangs who then ripped off their bank accounts for ‘easy money’.
British detectives, working with police in the US and Europe, have shut down iSpoof.cc – nicknamed the world’s ‘online fraud shop’ – not before 200,000 people in Britain lost an average of £10,000 each to fraudsters using it.
But with 70,000 of victims still to be identified by name, Scotland Yard is texting their numbers in the next 48 hours to tell them they are victims and asking them to contact police.
How can I tell if the text I receive from the Metropolitan Police is real? What do I do if it’s not genuine?
Some 70,000 Brits will be contacted by police from today after potentially falling victim to the country’s biggest ever scamming operation.
Detectives only have their numbers – not their names – so are contacting them by text…