Help Desk Scam Foiled

The Australian Federal Police and London Metropolitan Police Join Forces...
30 November 2022
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An international police operation that shut down a telephone spoofing service has led to the arrest of two Victorians over alleged scamming that netted them $1 million.

Operation Stonefish was launched in August  after authorities in the United Kingdom began an investigation into a website that offered a multitude of spoofing services, for as little as £20 British Pounds.

Information received from the UK Metropolitan Police identified two Australian users and further police enquiries by the AFP linked those details to the two individuals.

Search warrants were executed where electronic devices, including mobile phones, computers and tablets, fake licenses, bank cards and Medicare cards and small amounts of illicit drugs were located. 

A Brookfield teenager, and a Boronia man have been charged will face court again  in the coming months.

- CyberBeat

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