‘Mastermind’ of scam call website iSpoof used to trick victims denies involvement fraud

‘Mastermind’ of scam call website iSpoof which was used by conmen across the world to trick victims into handing over bank details denies involvement in multi-million-pound fraud

  • Tejay Fletcher, 35, said to be iSpoof’s administrator, denied involvement in fraud
  • iSpoof, which is now shut down, may have targeted 200,000 people with scams
  • At one point, 20 people were called every minute by those using the site’s tech
  • Fletcher was remanded in custody ahead of his trial on a date to be fixed

The suspected mastermind of a website used by fraudsters across the world denied involvement in the multi-million-pound fraud today.

Tejay Fletcher, 35, said to be the administrator of iSpoof, denied four charges against him at Southwark Crown Court, after more than 200,000 potential victims were targeted by the site.

iSpoof, created in December 2020, had 59,000 users at its peak that would pay Bitcoin to use criminal software, with charges ranging from £150 to £5,000 per month.

The service enabled criminals to mimic bank telephone numbers and caller IDs, allowing scammers to trick victims out of thousands, and in some cases, millions of pounds. 

At one point, 20 people were called every minute by scammers using technology from the website. 

iSpoof enabled criminals to mimic bank telephone numbers and caller IDs to scam people

iSpoof enabled criminals to mimic bank telephone numbers and caller IDs to scam people

Fletcher is charged with two counts of fraud connected with iSpoof between 30 November 2020 and 6 November 2022, possession of criminal property and transferring criminal property, namely Bitcoin.

He appeared at Southwark Crown Court today wearing a grey fur coat and denied all four charges via videolink from HMP Thameside.

Fletcher, of Docklands, east London, was remanded in custody ahead of his trial on a date to be fixed at the same court.

Met Police texted 70,000 people who were targeted by iSpoof, which has now been shut down

Met Police texted 70,000 people who were targeted by iSpoof, which has now been shut down

The Met Police has texted 70,000 people who were targeted by scammers using iSpoof, which has now been shut down.

Victims previously told MailOnline of how their mobiles rang and the name of their banks appeared on the screen of their phone. 

Using stolen personal details, the caller convinced them that their bank accounts had been compromised and the cash must be moved into a new account. 

But in reality, they would never see their savings again. 

UK police began investigating the site in June 2021, believing iSpoof to be the largest criminal site that was based in the country.

ISpoof is said to have made more than £3million in profits.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley earlier said the number of potential UK victims was ‘extraordinary’, adding.

‘What we are doing here is trying to industrialise our response to the organised criminals’ industrialisation of the problem,’ he said.

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