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Going undercover to expose the fraudsters


Identity theft is one of the signature new crimes of the fast changing world of global finance. And it starts in places like Delhi, the Indian capital - and home to call centres.

Those call centres hold millions and millions of credit card details - your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, credit card number, security codes - everything needed to operate in a global system. Now those details are finding their way onto the open market and into the hands of criminals.

The BBC sent an undercover reporter, posing as a London-based fraudster, to Delhi to make contact with someone offering to sell credit card details stolen from call centres. Then the BBC's Allan Little tracked down one of the victims - Robert Britton from Burton-on-Trent.

Contains undercover filming.


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