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The arrest of a Romanian network of physical ATM fraud

On April 19th it was reported that the Europol along with Italian security forces had arrested 16 Romanian citizens who have been operating an extensive network of Skimming type fraud against ATMs in Italy, Denmark and the United Kingdom. Authorities caught a lot of equipment including computers and phones together with credit cards duplication equipment which has been installed in ATMs in those countries.

The duplicated cards were transferred to partners of the network members in Belize and Indonesia, which has carried out transfers and emptied accounts of customers. The damage from this activity is estimated at 1.2 million Euros, which were shared among the gang members.

It was reported that the investigation into the group’s operations began in 2014.

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