Around 70,000 people in the UK have been called as part of the country’s biggest ever phone fraud, which has now been brought down by the police.
Crooks have been ringing unsuspecting residents, posing as bank staff, in a bid to steal tens of millions of pounds from accounts – in what police say is the “biggest fraud operation ever run in this country”.
Since investigations into the elaborate ploy began, there have been 120 arrests made in the UK.
The Mirror reports that potential UK victims of the con will be alerted by police forces this week – in part of Britain’s biggest ever cyber fraud probe involving a phone number scam site. Each of the UK numbers which have been called by criminals using the site will be alerted in a Met Police text message today or tomorrow – asking them to get in touch with the force.