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Our ref: 00012/17 
Date: 17/02/2017 
Dear Mr De Vere 
Thank you for your request for information, received by West Yorkshire Police on 03/01/17. 
You requested the following information:  
As I am researching the number of arrests made in connection to fraudsters using spoofed SMS 
messages it would be great to receive some statistics in relation to this.  
1.) How many arrests have been made (in a period you can obtain easily) where an arrestee was 
prosecuted for spoofing an SMS sender ID?. 
There have been two arrests for ‘False SMS Sender ID’ between January 2016 and December 2016. 
2.) Where possible to disclose, what was the kind of sentencing for such a crime - maybe an example 
One case remains ongoing and the second case has been finalised with the outcome - 15A Police 
Decision - Suspect ID – Evidential Difficulties.  
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read the advice notice attached to this letter. If you do wish to take up your right of complaint, please 
remember to quote the reference number above, in any future correspondence.  
Yours sincerely, 
Gemma Burton 
Disclosure Officer 

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