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It is a complex but lucrative fraud. The criminal installs software on computers without the knowledge of the user.
The settings of that computeris internet dial-up are altered, so that when the internet is dialled up, it rings a foreign and highly expensive number.
A portion of the cost of that call can then be siphoned off by the criminal.
The report says that one businesses rung up charges of some ?12,200, which is enough to buy 9 new iMac G5s. You can find the full story at the BBCis Web site.