Europol and Multi-EU Country Enforcement Disrupts International Card Skimming Network

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Sunday, May 1, 2011
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
5
Abstract: 
On February 16, 2011, Europol announced that Romanian law enforcement authorities, acting in concert with Europol and other EU law enforcement authorities, have successfully disrupted a transnational organized crime group engaged in payment card fraud. The criminal group was active in several countries, including Poland, Romania, Sweden and the U.K. The group’s criminal activities involved, inter alia, skimming and counterfeiting of payment cards, and illegal cash withdrawals throughout the European Union. The criminal activities and illegal card transactions produced substantial financial losses for the card holders and issuers in the EU...(more)...