A Newham fraudster who bought a Lamborghini as part of his lavish lifestyle has been jailed for 13 years.

Tejay Fletcher, 35, stole money using iSpoof, a fraud website he ran until it was shut down in 2022.

iSpoof allowed criminals to steal a minimum of £43 million in the UK and more than £100 million worldwide.

Users impersonated officials such as bank and tax office staff to obtain passwords and private information.

Fletcher, of Western Gateway, was jailed for 13 years and 4 months after being sentenced at Southwark Crown Court yesterday (18 May).

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said: “We are proud to have taken down criminals at the top of this fraudulent network, heartless people who were determined to facilitate fraud on an industrial scale, ruining the lives of many victims who were targeted."

Fletcher pleaded guilty to making or supplying articles for use in fraud, encouraging or assisting the commission of an offence, possessing criminal property and transferring criminal property.

iSpoof made just over £3 million in Bitcoin, of which Fletcher pocketed between £1.7 million to £1.9 million.

With the money, he bought a £230,000 Lamborghini Urus and holidayed in Jamaica, Malta and Turkey in 2022 alone.

Romford Recorder: Fletcher used stolen money to buy a Lamborghini Urus for £230,000.

The international operation was led by Scotland Yard which worked with the City of London Police, the National Crime Agency (NCA), Europol, Eurojust, the FBI and Dutch authorities.

Fraudsters had to pay to use iSpoof, which had 59,000 users and 700 new sign-ups each week.

Police have arrested 169 more people on suspicion of using iSpoof in the UK.

Detective Superintendent Helen Rance said: "Those who commit fraud have no regard for the life-changing impact it has on innocent victims who have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds. Fletcher should be thoroughly ashamed."