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Identity fraud gang tried to sell man's home

An identity fraud victim has described the horror of discovering his £500,000 home up for sale on a property website.

Minh To, of Stockport, Greater Manchester said he was left "scared" and "terrified" after seeing pictures of the five-bedroom home on Rightmove.

Police later discovered two men had stolen his mail and forged his signature in order to falsify the documents needed to auction the house.

The scam was only uncovered because the man's daughter happened to be looking at properties online and spotted her father's home just days before it was due to be auctioned.