Britain’s biggest cyber-fraudster has appeared in court yet again, this time charged with plotting an identical scam from behind his prison cell.
Feezan Hameed, 26, was jailed in September 2016 for masterminding a ‘vishing’ scam which saw 750 businesses conned out of a massive £113 million.
The shameless fraudster described himself as the ‘King’ and lived like one, flying personal valets 8,000 miles across the world to polish his fleet of cars.
He told people he was a wealthy music producer and a property developer to avoid any suspicion to how he amassed such a huge fortune.
Hameed blew millions on a property portfolio in Pakistan, Dubai and Scotland and spent £100,000 at a time on shopping trips to Harrods, snapping up £45,000 Rolex watches.
He also spent millions on a fleet of cars including a Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and Porsches.
The crook also hired ‘butlers’ to do his shopping while he hung out with Pakistani pop stars like Bilal Saeed and Dubai’s rich and famous.
But unknown to people around him he was fleecing British firms out of millions to fund his playboy lifestyle, raking in £3million a month by robbing bank customers.
It emerged in court that one of his victims became so distraught that she committed suicide.
Hameed’s life of luxury came to an end when 16 police forces came together to bring down the 19-strong gang led by the crook.
The court heard how the gang purchased details of bank customers from employees at the banks for just £250.
They then used sophisticated techniques and software to dupe the customers of those banks into believing their accounts had been hacked and asking them to hand over their internet banking passwords over the phone.
The bank accounts were then drained while the gang jammed the victim’s phone lines to make sure they don’t alert the banks while the transfers were being made.
He was finally caught after using a fake passport to board a flight from Paris to Pakistan and he was eventually returned to the UK to face justice where he was jailed for 11 years.
He has now been accused of running a similar operation from behind his cell and appearing via video link at Southwark Crown Court.
Hameed denied one count of conspiracy to defraud relating to the allegations and will stand trial at Southwark Crown Court on 3 April.