Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 09:19 AM | Posted by LOOPRumors Staff
London detectives arrested nine people suspected of orchestrating an elaborate cell phone fraud conspiracy in a series of early morning raids this week.
“Police were called in after mobile phone company 02 watched the scam spiral out of control, with £1.2 million stolen through premium phone lines in July alone.”
“Sim cards were being shipped abroad and plugged into automatic dialling machines calling lines around the clock that charge up to £10 a minute.
The cards were racking up enormous bills in a matter of weeks which were settled immediately by O2 but never repaid by their ‘‘ghost’’ owners.”