Eight Brits arrested after probe into SIM-swapping scam targeting US celebs

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Brit cops have cuffed eight men in England and Scotland amid a probe into SIM-swapping attacks on high-profile US targets – including sports stars, musicians, and “influencers” – that had money and personal data stolen.

The suspects, aged between 18 and 26, were nabbed in an operation co-ordinated by Police Scotland, the Metropolitan Police, East Midlands and North East Special Operations Units, and the West Midlands Organised Crime Unit.

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