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East London fraudsters posed as couriers to take iPhones bought with other people’s details

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Two London fraudsters have been jailed for purchasing costly gadgets with strangers’ details and posing as a courier to take them from their properties.

Adekoya Adefowora, 38, of Colyers Lane in Erith, South East London labored with Deborah Oyeniyi, 23, of Russell Road in Canning Town to fraudulently purchase laptops and an iPhone utilizing the private details of strangers to pay utilizing a finance possibility.

They each admitted seven counts of fraud by false illustration for the crimes dedicated in May 2020.

Adefowora and Oyeniyi ordered the electronics on-line, utilizing the private details of individuals they did not know to arrange a finance cost.

When the gadgets had been delivered to the people’s properties, the pair adopted a short while later, dressed as couriers, to say that the gadgets had been delivered to the fallacious deal with.

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Five of the seven residents, who lived in Colchester and Felixstowe, handed the gadgets again. However, two turned suspicious and saved maintain of the parcels.

One resident famous down the registration variety of the automobile Adefowora and Oyeniyi had been utilizing and knowledgeable police. They had been stopped in a Ford Focus on the A12 close to Brentwood the next day, May 13, 2020.

Police discovered two laptops and an iPhone, which had been obtained fraudulently, alongside with two courier uniforms and other proof linked to the fraud.

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They appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on March 16, 2021, the place they every admitted to seven counts of fraud by false illustration. The pair had been sentenced on April 29: Adefowora was jailed for one 12 months and three months, and Oyeniyi was jailed for one 12 months.

DC David St John, of the Serious Economic Crime Unit at Essex Police, stated: “Adefowora and Oyeniyi at the moment are paying the worth for his or her crimes, having had no consideration for both the businesses or people they focused as a part of their fraud.

“There are some easy steps to assist shield your self towards criminals trying to steal your private details.

“If you obtain an unsolicited electronic mail or telephone name asking to your financial institution safety details, by no means reveal your full password, login details or account numbers.

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“Check your statements rigorously and report something suspicious to your financial institution or monetary service supplier.

“Don’t throw out something with your title, deal with or monetary details with out shredding it rigorously first.

“And in case you obtain gadgets within the put up with your title and deal with on that you just did not order, contact the corporate it got here from and don’t hand it again to a courier.”

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