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U.K.: Arrests Made Over Look-Alike Official Sites
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 10:21 am on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

I'd seen some cloned official sites and I could see why people were fooled into thinking they were the real deal. They were ranking well in Google and that, I believe was part of the problem.

Five people have been arrested as part of a crackdown on websites made to look like official government sites.

The arrests come after more than 5,700 complaints about the websites were made to the Advertising Standards Authority and Citizens Advice.

Most were linked to alleged scams over fees charged for tax return, driving licence and passport applications.

Those held last week under the Fraud Act are on police bail, trading standards officials have announced.U.K.: Arrests Made Over Look-Alike Official Sites [bbc.co.uk]

 

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