United Kingdom authorities have detained three additional individuals believed to be involved in the £1million (1.2 million EUR / $1.6 million) phishing scheme that targeted the accounts of hundreds of students from the UK.Two male suspects, aged 28 and 33, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering, Manchester Evening News informs.
The third individual is a 30-year-old man suspected of handling the stolen goods. All the alleged fraudsters have been released on bail.
During the latest raids – made by the Metropolitan Police, the UK Border Agency and Greater Manchester Police – documents and computer equipment have been seized.
Back in July 2012, we learned that two fraudsters who took part in the scheme had already been sentenced to prison. Two others are due to stand trial later this year.