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German rogue dialler companies which defraud consumers by secretly changing their computer settings so they can call a premium rate phone line, are increasingly facing the heavy hand of the law.

German police this week arrested two suspects in Paderborn and Riga in another €20m dialler scam. Several other suspects are still on the run.

The men had developed software that secretly dialled out to an expensive 01908 number. The money they earned with the scams were channeled through letterbox companies in the US and Panama. Police say they secured at least €5.6m worth of assets.

Earlier this week, the German Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (Reg TP) said it had blocked the access numbers of no less than 29,531 illegal diallers, all registered with the Berlin-based Intexus, a company that was already on a blacklist.

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