Tariq Hussain, 51, a magistrate and co-owner of Travel Money Affairs, in Barkerend Road, Bradford with other 7 men have been jailed, to defraud Western Union for total of 25 years in Leeds Crown Court.
The scam group tricked Western Union outlets by making phone calls to them and showing them as calling from IT department. The they would ask them to provide security credentials and then on test transactions name which turned out to be real transaction they transferred £275,000, which was collect in UK, SA and in Pakistan.
In 3 months period they contacted 18 Western Union money transfer agents and 2 South African Western Union money transfer agents and made 229 fraudulent transactions and transferred £275,000.
Tariq Hussain, a magistrate and co-owner of Travel Money Affairs helped the Ringleaders Noor Khan, 39, and Adam Caan resident of Rochdale with inside information.
Noor Khan, 39 of Maple Street, Rochdale, was jailed for 4 years and 5 months.
Adam Caan, 36 of Heights Avenue, Rochdale was jailed for 4 years and six 6 months.
Tariq Hussain, 51, of Barkerend Road, Bradford was jailed for 4 years.
Mohammed Nawaz Khan, 43 of Bangla Walk, Bradford was jailed for 3 years.
Ladislav Jakab, 35 of Bradford, and Csaba Lukacs, 42 of Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, both jailed for 2 years and 8 months.
Waseem Raja Zaman, 27, of South Firswood, Manchester, jailed for 2 years.
Marek Kaso, 42 of Regent Court, Bradford, was jailed for almost 2 years.