POLICE are trying to track down 11,000 users of an online ‘fraud school’.
The search has intensified after leaders of the gang were jailed for running web forums that taught users how to commit fraud in return for payment, as reported in the Olive Press last issue.
Under the name ‘Confidential Access’, the criminal enterprise provided fake identities including false bank statements, driving licences and utility bills.
Those who bought the documents went on to commit more than €1 million of fraud, ruining the credit history of real people in the process.
Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Tim Dowdeswell said: “We’ve already brought many of their students in crime to court.
“And we will continue to work to bring those people who bought and used these identities in their own frauds to justice.”