Detectives in the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate investigating 144 reports of courier fraud have charged eight people.
Between 3 June 2013 and 15 February 2014 police in Kent, London and Hampshire received reports of suspicious telephone calls from people attempting to obtain banking details and the bank card itself.
Each person has been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and bailed to appear at Dartford Magistratesâ€™ Court on 21 July 2014. Those charged are:
Tahera Chowdhury, aged 19, of Vale Road, Dartford
Billy Bruce, aged 21, of Watling Street, Dartford
Mohid Chowdhury, aged 20, of Chestnut Road, Dartford
James Darren McGill, aged 23, of Manor Road, Gravesend
Zinaul Hoque, aged 20, of Cornwallis Square, Holloway, London
A 17-year-old boy from Holloway, London
Mohammed Naim Chowdhury, aged 19, of Munster Square, Camden Town, London
Hasan Butt, aged 19, of Elmcroft Street, Hackney, London