A man from Surrey has been arrested by The Metropolitan Police over a scam designed to dupe unsuspecting students out of hundreds of pounds.
The 22-year-old male was arrested, alongside 22 others previously connected with the scam.
The arrest is part of the Met’s, National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) ongoing investigation into the mobile phone fraud targeting students at universities across the UK.
University students in Surrey are being warned to remain vigilant after a number of victims fell for the scam, running up large telephone debts in the process.
Fraudsters have been offering students cash incentives to sign up for personal mobile phone contracts, which are then being used for the benefit of a private company.
Invariably, students subsequently receive a high value smart phone on a lengthy contract, but then send the phone and SIM card to the private company for a small, often monthly, cash incentive.
It is believed these students may have revealed...
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