Thursday, 5 December 2013

International Network of Latvian Payment Card Fraudsters Dismantled

The European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, working with police in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, have taken down a criminal network of Latvian payment card fraudsters and arrested eight key members of the group.

The criminals were involved in compromising financial data during cash machine transactions across several EU and non-EU countries. The group posed a major threat for electronic payments by misusing European payment card data in remote destinations such as Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Thailand and the US.

EC3 provided operational and analytical support for the Operation, codenamed ' FatBoy', as well as coordinating the international investigations. Europol’s support also increased the efficiency of communication and cross-border analysis.

For more information read the related Press Release on the Europol website

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