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Three Bulgarians were arrested for forging debit cards

30 November 2008 / 11:11:44  GRReporter
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On Friday the Greek police arrested three Bulgarians, involved in a Bulgarian-Romanian criminal network for forging debit cards. The police caught them on the central Athenian square Omonia and found nine fake debit cards in them. The personal information on the cards was acquired from unsuspecting clients while they were taking money out from an ATM in Ilion neighborhood. A lot of money has been taken out with the fake debit cards all over Athens and also in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

This case is only a small part from a massive campaign, neutralizing the big Bulgarian-Romanian network for scanning real debit cards and cloning them into fake ones, of the Greek police, which is in cooperation with Interpol and Europol. The network has been working not only in Greece but also in Great Britain, and Brazil. Two Romanians were arrested for forging debit cards. The debit cards’ data was taken during August in Nikea neighborhood. With them, they have withdrawn 33 200 Euros and tried unsuccessfully to take another 127 000 Euros out.

Yesterday morning another two Romanians were arrested at the “Elefterios Venizelos” airport who were returning from Great Britain with 328 fake debit cards and stolen information from different British banks. According to Greek police the headquarters of the network is in Great Britain and forging debit cards is becoming a very big business.

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