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Police and Royal Mail investigators raid Romford address over £800,000 scam

PUBLISHED: 14:29 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:29 07 September 2017

Royal Mail are in talks with the Communication Workers Union (CWU). Picture: Dave Thompson/PA.

Royal Mail are in talks with the Communication Workers Union (CWU). Picture: Dave Thompson/PA.

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Police and members of the Royal Mail Investigations Team conducted a dawn raid in Romford yesterday, over an alleged £800,000 identity fraud racket.

Detectives from Falcon – the Met’s team tackling Fraud and Linked Crime Online – executed two other search warrants in residential addresses in Haringey and Leytonston.

Police and the Royal Mail are investigating a reported £800,000 scam.

They believe stolen banking documents, cards and passbooks have been passed to “money mules” to make purchases, open bank accounts and commit identity fraud.

Two men, aged 25 and 32, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering between April 18 2014 and September 6 2017.

They were questioned at a north London police station, before being released under investigation.

The two arrested men are not Royal Mail employees.

Joint inquiries between the Falcon detectives and Royal Mail investigators are ongoing.

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