Jahangir Khan, 23, who boasted about being a ‘real don’ and how he had ‘bare honeys’ has been jailed for trying to get elderly victims into handing over credit cards and PIN numbers.
Khan and his gang cold called elderly people around the country pretending to be police officers during a three month period.
They would tell their victims, some of whom were in their 80s and 90s, that their bank accounts had been compromised and to ring their banks. The gang would then use sophisticated techniques to stay on the line and intercept the return call.
This allowed them to gain personal information, including PIN numbers and passwords during the return phone call as the victims thought they were talking to their banks.
The gang would then use fake couriers to visit the elderly victims and pick up the cards which were used for lavish shopping sprees.
Khan was arrested after being caught on CCTV using one of the victims cards to withdraw cash.
During the arrest police seized property from Khans home which included a cringe-worthy rap he had written, in which he described himself as ‘da real don’ who got ‘bare honeys’
Other lyrics included: “I put my foot down in my Audi and manz will be like vroom vroom and thats wen i get da pum pum.
“Yeah I told u before my names Jango and u drive past in my Lambo.”
Det Con Dan Chappelow said: ‘You can’t fault his imagination.’
‘Khan clearly saw himself as a respected kingpin of the criminal world, in his mind he was ‘da underground’s finest’ who drew respect from men and a magnet for adoring women.’
‘The truth is that Khan is a coward who spent his time phoning elderly people and tricking them into parting with bank cards and PIN numbers with scare stories that their accounts had been compromised.’
During sentencing, Judge Roderick Henderson said: ‘I am glad there are members of your families here.’
‘The kind of people you were involved in cheating were people just like your aunts, uncles and grandparents.’
Khan was sentenced to three years and two months after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud.
His girlfriend, Arafa Begum, 22, was sentenced to eight months suspended for 21 months.