UK Police Smash £2m Bank ID fraud gang

Scottish police have charged 28 people over a sophisticated ID fraud racket that swindled almost £2m from over 100 private bank accounts.

More than 200 officers from Strathclyde Police raided 42 addresses yesterday after months of investigation into the scam. The number charged is expected to increase as the investigation continues.

The gang used a variety of physical and online ID theft tricks to get access to confidential personal bank account details and PIN numbers. These included collecting documents that had been thrown away, 'shoulder-surfing' for PIN numbers at cash machines and an email phishing campaign.


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