Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Fraud ring boss gang stole £113m from firms

Feezan Hameed, also known as Feezan Choudhary, made millions from a scam in which money was taken from small firms
The head of a fraud ring who bought a sprawling villa in Pakistan after scamming millions from small businesses in the UK has been jailed for 11 years.

Feezan Hameed and his gang scammed £113million from UK firms using so-called 'vishing' techniques, where victims are called and believe they are talking to their bank.

As well as his mansion in Lahore, Hameed, 25, spent the millions he made on jewellery, trips to Dubai and shopping sprees in Harrods.

He and his accomplices were caught after defrauding 750 bank customers in the biggest cyber-fraud scam the Metropolitan Police has ever seen.

Nicknamed 'Fizzy', the Glasgow-based criminal owned a fleet of luxury cars including a Bentley and a Lamborghini.

He was so obsessive about his cars that he flew car polishers from Scotland to Pakistan to polish his Porsche Cayennes.

He even hung out with Pakistani Pop star Bilal Saeed and claimed to have been producing a music video for the popular singer, the court heard.

Judge Peter Testar described Fizzy as a 'very strong personality' who is 'persuasive and authoritative to the point of bullying'. 

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