The careful and methodical research aClerk of the Property Rights Protection Department led to the detection and on automatic arrestmorning hours yesterday (24-09-2022) in his area Fragrant, two men – members of a criminal organization active in interception of bank card details with the method SKIMMING.
They are Bulgarians, aged 51 and 36, against whom, as well as another accomplice, a case was filed for criminal organization, fraud, felony computer fraud, obstruction of information systems and violation of the Personal Data Act.
In particular, the perpetrators with the aim of interception of bank account data and making card copies – clones they fitted an ATM card-acceptor trap mechanism, as well as a plastic cover to which a microcircuit and camera were suitably adapted, which they affixed to its upper plastic casing. ATM to record the PIN code entered by the cardholder when using it (SKIMMING).
In the context of investigating a related complaint, it was established by the above police officers that the perpetrators during the period from 16 up to September 18, 2022 they had placements three trapping mechanisms in ATMs bank branches in areas of Neapolis, Evosmos and Charilaou thus stealing data at least 665 bank cardswhich were promptly canceled by the bank branches, with the avoided loss exceeding the amount of (665,000) euros, while at the same time a large number of debit/credit card holders were protected from the creation of card clones.
Those arrested, with the case filed against them, will be prosecuted competently.