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Things Get Even Worse For Web Fraud Victims

by | 11th, May 2007

WHAT could be worse than having your credit card details nicked? How about then being accused of being a paedophile?

According to the Daily Mail, hundreds of Britons fingered in the country’s biggest internet child pornography investigation were simply the victims of credit card fraud.

Police from the enquiry codenamed ‘Operation Ore’ have admitted that a number of people on the list of 7,200 suspects were nothing more than victims of card fraud although they claim that none of those innocents have been prosecuted.

Simon Bunce, who was accused of using one Texas-based child porn site before having all charges dropped, is understandably less than happy. Says he: “Thirty-nine people committed suicide after being accused of what I was accused of. I reacted in a different way. I investigated it diligently and I established I was the victim of credit card fraud.”

Perhaps the credit card issuer should now be charged for failing to protect a customer?

Posted: 11th, May 2007 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink