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Six men arrested in London over phone scams

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section England

Six men have been arrested at addresses in north London by police investigating a series of phone scams.

Four 18-year-olds and two 19-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation.

People in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Surrey are said to have been targeted.

Det Insp Danny Lawrence, who led the operation, said: "People need to be aware that phone scams are still operating across the region."

Police advice

He advised people never to give bank account details or PIN numbers to callers claiming to be from a bank or from the police.

"If you are suspicious about a telephone conversation you should end the call and contact police via the non-emergency number, 101," he said.

Money and items including designer clothes and electrical goods were seized during the arrests.

All of the men are in police custody in Hertfordshire.

The warrants were led by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit, which aims to break up organised crime groups.

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