Ilford residents Constanta Agrigoroaie and Radu Savoae jailed for £15,000 phishing scam

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Constanta Agrigoroaie was jailed for six years. Constanta Agrigoroaie was jailed for six years.

A man and woman were today jailed for a total of 14 years for their part in a £15,000 phishing scam to fund organised crime.

Constanta Agrigoroaie, 23, and Radu Savoae, 28, of Mornington Avenue, Ilford, were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court after pleading guilty to fraud, possessing fraudulent ID cards and owning equipment to make fake bank and ID cards.

Agrigoroaie and Sacoae were sentenced to six and eight years imprisonment respectively.

The duo sent emails claiming to be Apple to over 150 victims, informing them their account had been compromised and to update their details via a link to a bogus website.

When the unsuspecting victims updated their information, including bank details, an email was sent directly to the pair, who extracted large amounts of money.

This money was then used to purchase travel tickets to allow foreign offenders to enter the UK to commit crime on London's transport network.

On April 4, officers arrested Agrigoroaie and Sacoae at their home address in Mornington Avenue.

Chief Superintendent of Roads and Transport Policing Command, Matt Bell, said: "This phishing duo took advantage of many internet users and duped them into providing their personal information.

"However as a result of a tireless investigation by the RTPC, they have been jailed which has no doubt prevented numerous bank customers from becoming victims of this crime.

"It is so important that internet users are aware of the risks posed by cyber criminals.

"Today's sentence is testament to how serious this type of crime is and should stand as a deterrent to anyone who might consider undertaking 'phishing' scams."
 

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2:49pm Thu 17 Jul 14

DaveInTheForest says...

Wahay! More enrichers in trouble with the law. Come on Stickmanny, give us some of your statistics which show that immigrants aren't causing most of the crime. Unbelievable!
Wahay! More enrichers in trouble with the law. Come on Stickmanny, give us some of your statistics which show that immigrants aren't causing most of the crime. Unbelievable! DaveInTheForest
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3:09pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

DaveInTheForest wrote:
Wahay! More enrichers in trouble with the law. Come on Stickmanny, give us some of your statistics which show that immigrants aren't causing most of the crime. Unbelievable!
I would not waste your time, he has the best Cranberry Tinted Spectacles available and only wants to see what he wants to.

The drain foreign criminals on this country are becoming is frankly frightening and I bet no accurate records are kept as to how much.

His answer is always about Brits committing crime abroad as though two wrongs make a right.
[quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: Wahay! More enrichers in trouble with the law. Come on Stickmanny, give us some of your statistics which show that immigrants aren't causing most of the crime. Unbelievable![/p][/quote]I would not waste your time, he has the best Cranberry Tinted Spectacles available and only wants to see what he wants to. The drain foreign criminals on this country are becoming is frankly frightening and I bet no accurate records are kept as to how much. His answer is always about Brits committing crime abroad as though two wrongs make a right. Villagecranberry
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4:30pm Thu 17 Jul 14

jackblack007 says...

YOU'LL need tetanus jabs to visit ilford soon
YOU'LL need tetanus jabs to visit ilford soon jackblack007
  • Score: 7

4:32pm Thu 17 Jul 14

jackblack007 says...

and the people who fell for the con need a good slap too, for being ultra stupid
and the people who fell for the con need a good slap too, for being ultra stupid jackblack007
  • Score: 7

3:03pm Fri 18 Jul 14

T. Watts says...

Yes, of course, there was absolutely no crime at all in Britain before we joined the EU! What a joke!

As usual, some sad little toad at this rag has been reading his Daily Mail and has decided to join their xenophobic agenda - only reporting crimes committed by EU citizens.

There are plenty of British scumbags out there you could be reporting on - shame on you Guardian for peddling this pathetic agenda.
Yes, of course, there was absolutely no crime at all in Britain before we joined the EU! What a joke! As usual, some sad little toad at this rag has been reading his Daily Mail and has decided to join their xenophobic agenda - only reporting crimes committed by EU citizens. There are plenty of British scumbags out there you could be reporting on - shame on you Guardian for peddling this pathetic agenda. T. Watts
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8:08pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
Yes, of course, there was absolutely no crime at all in Britain before we joined the EU! What a joke!

As usual, some sad little toad at this rag has been reading his Daily Mail and has decided to join their xenophobic agenda - only reporting crimes committed by EU citizens.

There are plenty of British scumbags out there you could be reporting on - shame on you Guardian for peddling this pathetic agenda.
Yes TWAtts , point is, why when we have enough low life, would any civilised society want any more?
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: Yes, of course, there was absolutely no crime at all in Britain before we joined the EU! What a joke! As usual, some sad little toad at this rag has been reading his Daily Mail and has decided to join their xenophobic agenda - only reporting crimes committed by EU citizens. There are plenty of British scumbags out there you could be reporting on - shame on you Guardian for peddling this pathetic agenda.[/p][/quote]Yes TWAtts , point is, why when we have enough low life, would any civilised society want any more? Villagecranberry
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