Europol dismantles Bulgarian credit card fraud ring
Sophia.– A year-long investigation into a Bulgarian credit card fraud gang resulted last week in the arrests of three people in Italy and four in Bulgaria, Europol announced.
According to esecurityplanet.com, 25 people involved in the scam have been arrested, and an additional 21 have been charged. Fraudulent withdrawals were committed in Indonesia, the USA, Bali, the Dominican Republic and Kenya.
Police have seized a total of 250 skimming devices, 2,000 blank credit cards and more than 50,000 Euros in cash.
Italy’s Comando Carabinieri Antifalsificazione Monetaria coordinated the operation, with the support of the cybercrime department of the Bulgarian State Agency for National Security. Europol agents assisted by analyzing phone bills and hard drives linked to the gang.
Esecurityplanet.com reported that the criminals were highly organized and obtained cash from ATMs using data which they had obtained via skimming devices.
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