Gang of credit card fraudsters found in Bulgaria

Tuesday 15 April 2014 10:01 CET | News

The Bulgarian State Agency for the National Security (SANS) and the Comando Carabinieri Antifalsificazione Monetaria have managed to eliminate an organised group of Bulgarian criminals committing credit card fraud.

Following the move, 25 persons involved in the scam have been arrested with an additional 21 persons detained and charged in Italy and Bulgaria. Also, there have confiscated 250 skimming devices, 2000 blank credit cards and more than EUR 50.000 in cash.

The criminals were highly organised and they were travelling across the world to fraudulently obtain cash from ATM’s using data which they had obtained via skimming devices in different European countries. Fraudulent withdrawals were committed in Indonesia, the US, Bali, the Dominican Republic and Kenya.

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Keywords: credit card fraud, payment fraud, online fraud, fraudsters, Bulgaria
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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