Jailed for Fake Texts

Remember throughout lockdown people all over the UK were receiving fake texts appearing to be from Royal Mail and other companies asking to pay a £2.99 delivery charge? Well police have tracked down the one person responsible and he’s now been jailed for 2 years.

Abdisalaam Dahir, 20, pleaded guilty to committing fraud by false representation, for being in possession of articles for use in fraud, and money laundering offences, following a successful investigation by the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU).

Between 1 December 2019 and 20 May 2021, Dahir sent fraudulent text messages claiming to be from a wide range of trusted organisations including the Royal Mail, Nationwide, HSBC, THREE and EE, asking the receiver to ‘click’ on a weblink within the message in order to provide more details, thereby passing sensitive details which can be used in ongoing fraud, to him

In addition to this, officers discovered £10,650 in cash that was under the defendant’s bed. 

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