UK police arrest 12 phishing mule suspects

Wednesday, 5 May 2004, 3:52 PM EST

The UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) today arrested six men and six women from Eastern Europe suspected of laundering funds from bank accounts seized through phishing scams.

Assisted by officers from the National Crime Squad, the FBI and the US Secret Service, search warrants were executed at addresses in London (Bermondsey, Edmonton, Shepherds Bush, Stoke Newington, Streatham and Tottenham) and Ramsgate in Kent. Nationals from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and the Ukraine were arrested. Police seized computers, passports, chequebooks and bank cards. A quantity of crack cocaine was found in one address.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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