The British police arrested around 120 people in the biggest attack on telephone scammers to date. Thousands of victims were cheated out of millions of euros using technology sold by the gang to a 35-year-old man on the dark web and via the short message service Telegram, the Metropolitan Police in London said on Thursday. A website that made a profit of around 3.7 million euros in just under a year and a half has been closed.
There were 200,000 potential victims there, the London police said. At one point, more than 20 people were being called per minute. Numerous people gave away bank details that the criminals could then use to steal money. A victim was cheated out of three million pounds (almost 3.5 million euros), the reported average damage was 10,000 pounds.