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Money Transfer Scams. Learn the Secret Behind Scammers Using UK Phone Numbers
Wondered how Scammers who send lottery, inheritance and other such fraud messages flaunt UK phone numbers? It’s a common practice by scammers whether in Nigeria, India, Eastern Europe or other scam centers, to obtain UK numbers which have call forward facility! So a scammer in India would advertise himself as Daniel Jacob (a UK name) with UK phone number: 00448712378071which is automatically forwarded to 0091 90000000000 (the Scammers real number in India!)
Any scammer can sit anywhere in the world and obtain dirt cheap, one of these UK numbers from Companies like Flextel, which describes itself as Britain's longest-running virtual number company
At Flextel’s website((http://www.flextel.com), scammers can sign up for Numbers Starting With +4470, +44 870, +44 871, +44 844, +44 845, +44800 etc. Calls landing on these numbers will get forwarded to the Scammers number in Timbuktu or wherever they are!
We do not know whether Flextel has any policy related to misuse of numbers by scammers for conducting cyber crime! The way these numbers are being used freely by scammers across the world, we can presume that Flextel and other Virtual Number Operators give 2 hoots for probity.
One thing is certain. With the ample assistance of Flextel, Scammers are able to convince potential victims that the messages of bogus lottery, fake business deals or a fraud loans have all arrived from abroad and hence the offer could be legitimate!
Now you know how the so called Daniel Jacob runs his fraud loan operation in the ambitious name of Factor Funding Company (www.factorfundsinvestment.org), sitting in a rickety office, in some remote corner in India!
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