Tag Archives: Crime

Zimbabwe: Fake ID Card Printing Ring Busted

By | June 14, 2017

Police have arrested people in Harare who were allegedly printing fake national identity documents and the suspects will appear in court soon. In a statement yesterday, the Registrar-General’s Office said the system was alert to any shenanigans. “The Registrar-General security got a tip off about criminals who are printing fake national identity documents and sought the assistance of… Read More »

Singapore – British duo jailed for credit card fraud

By | June 9, 2017

A British duo, who were working for a syndicate, were each jailed for three years and four months on Friday (June 9) after using counterfeit credit cards to shop for luxury items in Singapore. Kent University undergraduate Neelima Ahmed, 21, and retail assistant Lorenzo Giacomo Dentamaro, 20, each pleaded guilty to four counts of being in possession of… Read More »

Japan – Apple Pay used in fraudulent ¥4.45 million cigarette-buying spree in Saitama

By | June 3, 2017

SAITAMA – A 29-year-old Chinese man has been indicted in what is being described as Japan’s first known fraud case linked to Apple Pay, the new mobile payment service. In March, four Chinese nationals allegedly used two iPhone 7s to purchase 981 cartons of cigarettes worth ¥4.45 million via Apple Pay at a convenience store in Saitama Prefecture… Read More »

USA – Counterfeit credit card ring based in Queens that stole $200K in goods is tied to street gang: DA

By | June 2, 2017

Eleven people have been charged this week for their alleged roles in a credit card fraud ring based in south Queens that prosecutors say is connected to a violent street gang, prosecutors announced on Friday. Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said the suspects took stolen credit card information and embedded it onto phony Visa, MasterCard and American… Read More »

USA – August trial on for card-skimming defendants

By | May 30, 2017

JEFFERSON — An Aug. 14-15 trial remains on schedule for two Miami-area men charged with attempting to steal credit card informa­tion on a skimming de­vice planted at a Fort Atkinson gas station. Liandry Alfonso Palaez, 27, of Miami, Fla., and Yasmani Mo­leiro Sardinas, 26, of Hialeah, Fla., are two of three men arrested in November after a skimming… Read More »

USA – 13 Defendants, Many Linked to Local Street Gangs, Charged with Credit Card Skimming and Narcotics Trafficking

By | May 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Thirteen people, most of whom are linked to La Mirada- and Norwalk-based street gangs, have been charged in federal court in a bank fraud scheme involving “skimmed” credit cards, and in narcotics cases, one of which alleges a transaction involving over three kilograms of methamphetamine.           Authorities this morning arrested 11 of the defendants, the… Read More »

USA – Stockton woman sent prison in credit card fraud and identity theft scheme

By | May 18, 2017

Sequoia Valverde, 33, of Stockton, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley to three years and one month in prison for conspiracy to commit credit card fraud in connection with a scheme aimed at Target Redcard account holders across the United States, says U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert. According to court documents, between March 2014 and September… Read More »

USA – More than 100 credit card numbers seized, suspects arrested

By | May 11, 2017

GRAPEVINE – Five people face an assortment of charges after police confiscated from hotel rooms more than 100 stolen credit card numbers and equipment to make fraudulent cards. Several grams of methamphetamine also were seized from a hotel room where suspects had been staying. “None of the stolen credit card numbers were local,” according to a police news release.… Read More »

Philippines – PNP-ACG nabs suspect in credit card fraud

By | May 11, 2017

MANILA, May 11 — Operatives of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) have arrested a suspect involved in credit card fraud. The suspect was identified as Stephen Francid Lucena, a resident of Tomas Mapua Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila. PNP-ACG spokesman Supt. Jay Guillermo, in a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Thursday, said that Lucena… Read More »

USA – Texas crook gets two years for Londonderry credit card skimmer fraud

By | May 10, 2017

CONCORD — An Austin, Texas man was sentenced to two years in federal prison in connection with a $29,000 credit card fraud involving a skimmer on a gas pump in Londonderry. Elvis Barban Chavez, 45, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, Chavez and others traveled from… Read More »

Australia – Two arrested for $1.5 million ‘tap and pay’ fraud

By | May 2, 2017

Two men have been arrested for a $1.5 million fraud involving ‘tap and pay’ transactions across Sydney. Police raided homes at Greystanes, Rockdale, West Ryde, Bankstown and Ultimo, as well as a Camperdown storage facility, at 6am on Tuesday, May 2. Guns, replica pistols, prohibited drugs and fraudulent documents were seized. A West Ryde man, 22, and a Greystanes… Read More »

USA – Russian hacker receives 27 years in prison for widespread hacking, credit card fraud scheme

By | April 26, 2017

Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, a 32-year old Russian cybercriminal, was sentenced to 27 years in prison last week for defrauding various small businesses and financial institutions, causing more than $169 million in damages. Seleznev, known by the pseudonym Track2, was convicted in August of 38 counts related to hacking point-of-sale computers, stealing credit card information, and selling stolen data… Read More »

India – Bank executive held for card ‘fraud’

By | April 23, 2017

KOLKATA: Bidhannagar Police on Friday arrested a private bank employee in connection with credit card fraud. Two more accused, one of them an employee of the same bank, were arrested earlier this week. They duped the bank of Rs 18.18 lakh. Sources said accused Anupam Bhaumik and Sutirtha Saha are employees of the Salt Lake, BD block branch… Read More »

Russian Hacker Went From Poverty To Making Millions In Stolen Credit Cards. Now He’s Facing 27 Years In Prison

By | April 22, 2017

Born almost dirt-poor in Russia’s Far East, Roman Valerevich Seleznev still turned himself into a multi-millionaire by being one of the best in his field. That field, however, was stealing and selling credit card data. On Friday, in a Seattle federal courtroom, before a judge sentenced Seleznev to 27 years in prison, his attorney and prosecutors recounted his… Read More »

USA – Fugitive Pleads Guilty In $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Scam

By | April 18, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. – A New York man today admitted his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Habib Chaudhry, 49, of Valley Stream, New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court to Count One of… Read More »

Middle Easterners Issued 10,000 Fake Venezuelan Passports, Official Says

By | April 18, 2017

Venezuela illegally issued nearly 10,000 false passports to Middle Eastern citizens former director of the country’s migration office Colonel Vladimir Medrano Rengifo told a Florida-based Spanish language newspaper. Many of the fake passports and visas were distributed through Venezuela’s embassy in Damascus, the capital of Syria. “Today we don’t know where these people are, nor what they are doing,”… Read More »

India – Debit Card Fraud: Bulgarian National Arrested For Using Cloned Card at ATM

By | April 16, 2017

The cyber cell of the Mumbai police Saturday arrested a Bulgarian national for allegedly trying to use a cloned debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM in Juhu. The accused, who had come to the city on a tourist visa nearly a month back, was tracked down on the basis of CCTV footage. The police are now… Read More »

Trinidad and Tobago – Cops Crack Card Skimming Ring

By | April 15, 2017

A massive operation by Fraud Squad on Thursday led to the arrest and charges against three people in connection with multi-million dollar credit card fraud, card skimming and phishing ring activity across the country. The trio, Akeil Sullivan and Jenna John, of Embaccadere, San Fernando and Melissa Carrington, of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, were charged yesterday by… Read More »