UK: Counter-terror police arrest two over cold-call scam targeting elderly victims to fund ISIS

Counter-terror police investigating large-scale fraud linked to UK extremists travelling to Syria have arrested two men on suspicion of money-laundering.

The arrests are linked to reports of vulnerable and elderly victims being ‘cold called’ over the phone by a suspect impersonating a police officer, who informs them their bank account has been compromised, Scotland Yard said.

Victims are then tricked into transferring money to an account under the control of the suspect, with one pensioner losing around £150,000.

h/t ZD

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  • simus1

    Modern variant of the old bank inspector scam?
    Nothing new under the sun, apparently.