Police have revealed that they are battling more than 200 organised crime groups engaged in cyber fraud in London.
A new Met cyber taskforce is investigating plots ranging from online dating fraud to mortgage scams involving million pound properties and Scotland Yard said that they are facing an caseload of around 54,000 reports of cyber fraud in the capital each year.
Detective Chief Superintendent Jayne Snelgrove, the head of the Met’s new cyber crime and fraud unit codenamed Falcon, said officers were in the early stages of around 18 investigations. These ranged from online retail and auction site frauds to courier scams and investment frauds.
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