NSW Police and AFP bust as alleged text message scam duo who stole thousands in ...

Inside the squalid apartment where two men allegedly carried out a sophisticated 'smishing' scam to steal identities and money from thousands of Australians Two men have been arrested for allegedly being part of a text message scam  Officers raided two homes in Macquarie Park and Burwood, NSW, on Tuesday They seized SIM cards, nine SIM boxes, phones, laptops and hard drives   SIM boxes were allegedly used to send texts claimingto be from banks  A bank revealed one of their customers was allegedly scammed out of $30,000

By Claudia Poposki For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 03:01 BST, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 03:01 BST, 24 September 2020

Two men have been arrested for allegedly being part of a text message scam that steals Australian's identities and their money.

Officers raided two homes in Macquarie Park and Burwood, NSW, on Tuesday, where they seized hundreds of SIM cards, nine SIM boxes, phones, laptops and hard drives. 

Fake ID documents, drugs, drug paraphernalia, a money counter and cash was also allegedly discovered. 

The SIM boxes were allegedly used to send text messages that claimed to be from banks or telecommunications companies and asked for personal or financial information.

This is known as a smishing scam. 

Two men have been arrested for allegedly being part of a text message scam that steals Australian's identities and their money

Two men have been arrested for allegedly being part of a text message scam that steals Australian's identities and their money

Police will allege the men had direct access to and control of the SMS boxes, which sent more than 10,000 messages in two weeks.

In one instance, a person allegedly lost $30,000 after 45 customers from one bank were targeted. 

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