Student behind Royal Mail and HMRC text messages is jailed for £185,000 scam

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

30 Aug 2021

A 20-year-old, computer science student, has been jailed for operating a text message scam claiming to be from organisations like the Royal Mail and HMRC.

Abdisalaam Dahir of Enfield, tricked people into handing over their bank details by imitating alerts from banks and mobile phone providers. العب واكسب

Dahir’s scam can be described as nothing short of a storming success with the campaign raking in £185,000.

According to police, he ran the scheme between December 1, 2019 and May 20, 2021, but was undone by intelligence work from the DCPCU and a mobile phone provider who identified Dahir and other similar criminals.

Detective Constable Stephen Reilly at the DCPCU, said: “Dahir tried to scam the public by sending out fake texts claiming to be from genuine organisations for his own personal gain. لعبة تربح فلوس

“Through close collaboration of with the mobile phone company and the banking industry, we were able to identify Dahir and bring him to justice. كازينو البحرين ” 

Officers seized and examined Dahir’s digital devices and found that they contained personal details from hundreds of victims while a large quantity of cash was found at his home address.