Six Arrested in UK Over £1 Million Phishing Scam

Share it on Twitter  
Share it on Facebook  
Share it on Linked in  

Police in the UK recently arrested six people for their involvement in a phishing scam that stole approximately £1 million from hundreds of British students.

"In a statement the police said that the six people had sent out emails about student government loans that were nothing but a link to a convincing but very bogus web site," writes The Inquirer's Dave Neal. "Students accessing this and supplying their information gave the scammers the details they needed to gain access to the students' bank accounts and, well, you know what happened after that."

"The police said that on average the scammers, four men and two women, took amounts of money ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 at a time," Neal writes.

Go to "Arrests made for student phishing scam" to read the details.

For regular security news updates, follow eSecurityPlanet on Twitter: @eSecurityP.