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Two charged over UK student phishing scam

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Dec 2011 21:27

Two charged over UK student phishing scam Two men charged on fraud offences.
Students on government loan schemes were the target of a phishing scam that duped them into handing over account details to a maliciously crafted website. Phishing refers to the practice of tricking users into handing over personal details or money to a rogue entity.

Last week, the Metropolitan Police arrested six people in connection with the scam. Of the six, two men have now been charged with the crime.

Damola Olatunji, 26, of Hamsterley Avenue, Manchester, and Amos Mwangi, 25, of Rochdale Way, Deptford, London, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud. Some of the students had between 1,000 and 5,000 stolen from them as part of the scam.

Both men have been remanded in custody until February 17, 2012. A total of five others have been bailed until March pending further investigation into their link to the scam.

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