The Metropolitan Police’s Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) have arrested three individuals suspected of using ransomware to trick people into wiring them money.A number of three residences were raided on December 11. The suspects, all from Stoke on Trent, have been detained by the Staffordshire Police, which assisted the PCeU in the investigation.
A 34-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman are accused of conspiracy to defraud, money laundering and possession of items for use in fraud, and the third suspect, a 26-year-old man, is accused of conspiracy to defraud.
“The arrests shows we are determined to combat this type of crime. I remind all computer users that police do not use such a method to impose or enforce fines, so if you are confronted by such a page do not enter any of your details. Call police on 101,” PCeU Detective Inspector Jason Tunn said.