NSW cops seek cyber-crooks over bank fraud

You wouldn't rather be a mule

NSW Police has published photographs of nine men and three women wanted for questioning over Internet banking fraud.

The group recruits mules to open bank accounts, and link them to accounts the scamsters have taken control of.

While the police haven't detailed the technique for getting control over victims' bank accounts, they say the group lifted around AU$1.5 million from their targets, as well as attempting a further $700,00 in fraudulent transactions.

Banks were targeted in Sydney, Newcastle, and the Southern Highlands between November 2014 and July 2015, the State Crime Command's Fraud and Cybercrime Squad says.

They request anybody recognising the people in the images call Crimestoppers (1800 333 000) or file a report here.

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