Police arrest iPod email suspect

Tuesday, 9 December 2003, 3:38 PM EST

A 21 year-old Cambridgeshire man has been arrested and released on police bail after a hoax email on Friday had thousands of worried people jamming Cambridgeshire Police's main switchboard.

The arrest was made just hours after the email began to circulate around the country, which led consumers to suspect that their credit card details had been used to buy an iPod.

The email, from a company called Huntington Mail Order, appeared to be an invoice for a 40GB iPod music player. It informed recipients that UKCards Ltd would charge £399.99 to their credit cards.

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