twoheadedboy writes: Just over a year ago, phishers tricked a lady into handing over her banking details. They then siphoned off her life savings, amounting to £1 million, and went on a spending spree in the UK January sales, wasting large sums of the money of cheeseburgers, gold and powerful PCs. Eight people have now been convicted for their involvement in the scam and face sentencing in May. It was a global crime, with some suspects based in Egypt and the victim living in South Africa, but an investigation from the leading light of the UK's cyber policing, the Metropolitan Police Service’s Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU), was successful in tracking down the crooks.
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