Category Archives: Crime

More Chinese nationals arrested in Pakistan ATM heist

By | January 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The arrest of two Chinese nationals involved in ATM skimming on Wednesday has alarmed security officials who have apprehended numerous Chinese individuals committing cybercrimes in Pakistan since last year. The two foreigners were apprehended stealing financial data from a Karachi ATM owned by Pakistan’s largest bank, Habib Bank Limited, which has been previously targeted. “The two Chinese… Read More »

Indonesia – More Politicians Grilled as KPK Digs Deeper Into e-KTP Graft

By | January 10, 2018

Jakarta. Antigraft investigators questioned several politicians on Tuesday (09/01) as witnesses in a high-profile corruption case related to a government project involving electronic national identity cards known as e-KTP. The politicians include North Sulawesi Governor Olly Dondokambey of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), United Development Party (PPP) politician Nu’man Abdul Hakim and Democratic Party politician Jafar Hafsah. All… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK to grill ex-House speaker Marzuki in e-ID case

By | January 8, 2018

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators are to question former House of Representatives speaker Marzuki Alie as a witness in the multitrillion-rupiah graft case pertaining to the electronic identity (e-ID) card procurement project. Marzuki will be questioned as a witness for suspect Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo, the president director of IT consulting firm PT Quadra Solution that was involved in… Read More »

India – Bangladeshi, 2 others nabbed for running passport racket

By | January 2, 2018

Lucknow, Jan 2 (PTI) A Bangladeshi national was among three arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) for allegedly being part of a gang that got passports made on the basis of fake documents, officials said. In a joint operation by intelligence sleuths and the state police, the ATS arrested Bangladeshi national Yusuf Ali from… Read More »

India – Two Romanians Held for ATM Fraud

By | December 31, 2017

Two Romanian nationals and two locals were arrested on Saturday by the Navghar Police from Safdarjang in Delhi for allegedly duping almost 100 unsuspecting people through an elaborate ATM fraud. The accused cloned ATM card details of victims and have allegedly managed to withdraw about Rs 32 lakh till now. According to the police, Romanian nationals Miu Ionel,… Read More »

Thailand – Over 20 Chinese arrested for having forged Thai ID cards

By | December 30, 2017

The arrest of these Chinese men and women followed the arrest of a Thai state employee of the Ladluang Municipality in Phra Pradaeng, Ms Pilaiporn Phoothong, for preparing fake documents to apply ID cards for these Chinese people. She could help to issue Thai ID cards with Thai names and family names for 29 Chinese, thus enabling them… Read More »

World Bank Announces Settlement with Oberthur Technologies SA

By | November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2017—The World Bank Group announced the debarment for 2.5 years of Oberthur Technologies SA (Oberthur), a French digital security company (now part of a company called Idemia). The sanction relates to corrupt and collusive practices under the Identification System for Enhancing Access to Services Project (IDEA), a project designed to establish a secure, accurate and… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK slaps travel ban on Setya’s wife

By | November 23, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has requested the Immigration Office issue a travel ban on Deisti Astriani Tagor, the wife of House of Representatives Speaker and graft suspect Setya Novanto. “Investigators need her statement as a witness for suspect Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo in the [electronic ID graft] case,” KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said in a statement on Thursday. He… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK probes Setya’s wife in e-ID graft case

By | November 20, 2017

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators are set to question Deisti Astriani Tagor, the wife of House of Representatives Speaker and graft suspect Setya Novanto on Monday, as a witness in the e-ID graft case. Deisti will be questioned as she was the former commissioner of trading company PT Mondialindo Graha Perdana, that, according to evidence obtained by the… Read More »

Ghana – Lack of a central identification card cause of high incidence of fraud – IT expert

By | October 17, 2017

Chief Technical Officer at Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited Kwame Anokye has attributed the high incidence of fraud in the country to lack of a central identification system. He said our current national ID card systems are not harmonised and therefore cannot be verified when someone decides to cheat the system. “In Ghana our number one challenge is our… Read More »

Indonesia – FBI document says House Speaker Setya Novanto asked for bribe from e-KTP case witness who committed suicide: KPK

By | October 9, 2017

Indonesian netizens could only turn to memes to express their shock that House Speaker Setya Novanto could somehow dodge corruption charges yet again after he won a pretrial motion to lift the suspect status placed on him by the Corruption Eradication Committee (KPK) as part of their investigation into the massive electronic identity card (e-KTP) corruption case. But the KPK says… Read More »

Japan – Tokyo cops arrest Chinese national in credit card forgeries

By | October 5, 2017

TOKYO (TR) – Law enforcement divisions in multiple districts, including Tokyo and Aichi Prefecture, have re-arrested a Chinese national living in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture who heads an export business over the fabrication of credit cards, reports Jiji Press (Oct. 3). On June 26, Wang Zheng, the president of a cosmetics export business, allegedly received from an acquaintance… Read More »

Zimbabwe – American up for ID fraud

By | September 26, 2017

  An American appeared before a Harare magistrate yesterday for allegedly forging identity documents and illegally staying in the country since 2009. Carlton Sloan Bridges alias Brandon Lee Jones (47) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Josephine Sande.   He was facing charges of contravening the National Registration Act, which prohibits forging identity documents. Bridges was represented by Mr Admire Rubaya… Read More »

Indonesia – Witness testimony adds pressure on Setya in e-ID case

By | September 15, 2017

The latest hearing in a high-profile graft case implicating House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto adds to pressure on the Golkar Party chairman over his alleged role in corruption in the electronic ID (e-ID) card project. On the witness stand, former Home Ministry secretary general Diah Anggraini said on Friday that Setya had once asked her to tell… Read More »

UK – Skimmer sentenced and deported

By | September 12, 2017

A 42-year-old Romanian man living in the country illegally who pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to numerous counts of criminal conspiracy involving the use of “skimmers” on Camden-area ATMs appears to have been deported. The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested Gheorghe Iordache, 42, whose last known address was in Florence, on April 18. According to online Kershaw County Clerk… Read More »

Canada – Man charged in taxi debit card switching scheme

By | September 7, 2017

  A 44-year-old Scarborough man is facing more than 180 fraud charges in relation to a longstanding scheme that involved stealing taxi passenger’s debit cards. Toronto police fraud investigators allege that starting sometime in the fall of 2015, a taxi driver would steal a debit card from a passenger as they were paying their fare. Detectives say the… Read More »

Spanish authorities arrest members of global credit card fraud network

By | September 1, 2017

Six men were arrested across the country as part of an international crack down on a gang that stole millions of euro and operated in half a dozen countries. Spanish police have arrested six men in the cities of Zaragoza, Madrid and A Coruña in connection with a global credit card fraud scheme. The international crime racket defrauded thousands of… Read More »

India – Complaints of credit cards fraud flood cops in Hyderabad

By | September 1, 2017

HYDERABAD: Tens of customers of State Bank of India, are rushing to cyber crime police of tri-commissionerates in Hyderabad, to complain about fraudulent transactions done with their credit card  details in foreign countries. The cyber crime police of three commissionerates have received over 60 such complaints in the last two months, about fraudulent money being withdrawal from customers’ bank accounts. During investigation… Read More »

USA – 2 sentenced for credit card scheme in northeast Nebraska

By | August 28, 2017

MADISON, NEB. – Two people have been sentenced for a credit card scheme that defrauded people and businesses in northeast Nebraska. The Norfolk Daily News reports that 31-year-old Jorge Navarro and 31-year-old Yaima Lugo, both of Madison, were sentenced Friday in Madison County District Court. Court records say the two had used the cards to make several local purchases.… Read More »