DJs arrested for six-figure credit card scam
By UK CreditCards.com
An alleged £450,000 credit card con involving some of the world's most popular websites has been uncovered by British police.
Arrests have taken place in London, Birmingham, Kent and Wolverhampton -- with six men and three women taken in for questioning.
It is claimed that a gang of DJs put their own songs on Apple's iTunes store and Amazon.co.uk, which allow paid-for downloads of singles and albums.
Then the group are then thought to have used stolen credit cards to buy the music, racking up around £200,000 in royalties.
Detective chief inspector Terry Wilson of the Metropolitan Police's e-crime unit, said: "This has been a complex investigation to establish what we believe to be an international conspiracy to defraud Apple and Amazon. "We are now making it more risky for criminals who seek to exploit the internet and commit e-crime across national borders."
The nature of the alleged fraud is reportedly unprecedented in UK legal history.
Published: 15 June 2009
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