Scam, sleep and scam again. Inside the scam facility behind those annoying text messages


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Out in the desert on the outskirts of Dubai sits a secret scam factory capable of swindling tens of thousands of people at a time. Inside, the scammers smoke, eat and furiously type on their computers as they pretend to be wealthy Eastern European women or models from Spain. At least some of the millions of scam text messages baiting foreigners, including Australians, come from this place. It's a sophisticated operation, seemingly out of reach of the victims they target. But last year the syndicate was uncovered following the chance meeting of an Australian divorcee, a private detective, a YouTube...