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Six arrests over £3m internet bank scam

Six members of an internet crime gang suspected of stealing up to £3 million by ripping off personal banking details have been arrested.

Police investigating a sophisticated online banking scam swooped on addresses in London and Navan, Co Meath.

Five men and one woman, aged 25 to 40, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit online banking fraud and offences under the Computer Misuse Act. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said they are being questioned at a central London police station.

The arrests followed a probe into a gang suspected of using fake websites and spam emails to obtain online passwords and credit card numbers.

Police believe more than 10,000 bank accounts and a further 10,000 credit cards have been compromised by the scamsters.

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