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Fake collection notices leads to cybercrime arrest
A 22-year-old man from Maassluis was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of hacking, fraud and money laundering. The police got track of him after a bank pressed charges. He was traced based on thousands of collection notices he sent while pretending to be organizations like PostNL or collection agency Intrum Justitia, ANP reports. The police believe that the man used malware to hack into others' computers, gaining access to their banking among other things. The thousands of collection notices sent all included a link. If the victim clicked on it, the malware was installed. It is unclear exactly how many people fell victim to this young Maassluis man, or how much money he stole. The suspect's parent's home was raided on Tuesday. He will be arraigned this week.