Family & Relationships: Large -scale scams: a site dismantled in an international operation

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En partenariat avec Scotland Yard, Europol a démantelé ce réseau. Reuters/Piroschka van de Wouw © Reuters/Piroschka Van de Wouw in partnership with Scotland Yard, Europol dismantled this network. Reuters/Piroschka Van de Wouw A website used by crooks to extract money and access to large -scale bank accounts was dismantled this week during an international operation, Scotland Yard and Europol. Total damage worldwide exceeds 100 million pounds sterling (115 million euros) and 142 suspects were arrested, Europol said, the European Union (EU) agency for police cooperation. This international operation carried out by the United Kingdom has involved police services in several EU countries, but also in Australia, the United States, Canada and Ukraine. This is the most important operation to combat fraud ever led by British police, according to Scotland Yard. The alleged founder of the site placed in pre-trial detention more than 100 people were arrested in the United Kingdom alone, mainly for fraud. Among them, the alleged organizer of the ISPOOF site, Teejai Fletcher, 34, who was charged and placed in pre -trial detention. Other suspects identified in the country have been reported to the investigation services in the Netherlands, Australia, France and Ireland. The number of potential targeted victims amounted to more than 200,000, for a damage in the tens of millions of pounds sterling just in the United Kingdom, according to London police. The average damage reported is estimated at 10,000 pounds sterling (11,600 euros), for a declared total of 48 million pounds (55 million euros) in the United Kingdom. This vast operation was carried out in a coordinated manner with Europol, the European judicial agency Eurojust and the FBI. Computer servers have been closed in the Netherlands and Ukraine. VIDEO. Scam in Croatia: "The villa was a vacant lot" The ISPOOF site allowed criminals to pretend to be representatives of large banks by displaying trustworthy telephone numbers (banking establishments, tax offices or official organizations) To extract on the phone or by SMS money or access codes to accounts. The crooks who used the site paid it in Bitcoin, between 150 and 5,000 pounds sterling depending on the services. Last August, until last August, 10 million calls were made worldwide, around 40 % to the United States, a third to the United Kingdom. "We reinvent the way in which we investigate fraud" "The exploitation of technology by organized delinquents is one of the most important challenges (...) in the 21st century," said the new London police chief, Mark Rowley. "With the support of our partners in the United Kingdom and internationally, we reinvent the way in which we investigate fraud," he added in a press release, welcoming the neutralization of this site which " allowed scams to duper large -scale innocent people ”. Helen Rance, responsible for the fight against London police cybercrime, stressed that "dismantling ISPOOF, we have prevented new offenses and prevented frauds from targeting future victims". "We have your contact details and work hard to locate you, wherever you are," she said to site users. These arrests "send the message to cybercriminals that they can no longer hide behind the international anonymity they perceive," said Catherine de Bolle, director general of Europol.

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