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Reports of tax conmen have soared by 10 per cent since the Daily Mail exposed the gang behind the telephone fraud.
Thousands of victims have contacted HMRC to say they were targeted by bogus officials threatening them with jail unless they immediately repaid non-existent tax debts.
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Treasury minister Mel Stride said the rise in reports was ‘largely thanks to the Mail’s investigation’, which has encouraged more people to come forward.
Mr Stride has also written to Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to demand diplomatic action to tackle the crooks who target 10,000 Britons a day.
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Indian police in Ahmedabad, where the criminals operate, say they have arrested key members of the gang. They have asked the Mail to pass on details of victims as they build their case.
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