It’s estimated victims have lost more than 115 million euro globally through ‘i-Spoof’.

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Six people have been arrested and searches carried out in counties Dublin, Meath and Louth as part of a global take-down of a ‘spoofing’ website.

The website in question – i-Spoof dot cc allowed fraudsters to impersonate trusted corporations and contacts, to access sensitive information from victims

The Irish phase of the investigation into the site was carried out by Gardaí, who supported London Metropolitan Police with the evidence-gathering phase of the operation.

Between the 8th and 9th of November, Gardaí carried out 17 searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth and seized 132 electronic devices.

Six people were arrested over the two days and 64 suspect bank accounts were identified.