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Two fraudsters jailed for Apple phishing scam

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Two fraudsters jailed for Apple phishing scam

[quote= http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/two-fraudsters-jailed-for-apple-phishing-scam-jul14]Two people have been jailed for a total of 14 years for their part in a phishing scam to steal more than £15,000, which was then used to bring foreign national offenders into the UK to commit crime.
23 year old Constanta Agrigoroaie and 28 year old Radu Savoae of Ilford were sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, six counts of possession of fraudulent ID cards and possessing equipment to make fraudulent ID and bank cards.
Agrigoroaie was sentenced to six years imprisonment and Savoae was sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
Claiming to be from Apple
The scammers sent emails claiming to be from Apple to over 150 victims, informing them their account had been compromised and to update their details via a link to a bogus website.
When the unsuspecting victims updated their information, including bank details, an email was sent directly to the defendants, which they used to extract large amounts of money.
This money was then used to purchase travel tickets to allow foreign national offenders to enter the UK to commit crime – many crimes being on London’s transport network.
The scam was identified by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service and Bedfordshire Police in February.
Police raided their property
I hope the victims will be able to get their money back