Romania: Fake online travel agency selling plane tickets dismantled

Écrit par © Filactu le . Rubrique: Sécurité des consommateurs

50 members of an organised crime group suspected of payment card fraud were arrested earlier last week in a joint operation led by the Romanian Police.

This action, supported by Europol's EC3 and the Italian State Police, targeted criminal services misusing illegally obtained credit card credentials and advertising on the Internet the sale of fake plane tickets.

Active since 2013, the criminal organisation illegally obtained payment card information and other personal data from victims worldwide, and subsequently used this data to acquire high-value goods and services, including most frequently plane tickets, but also sports bets, electronic devices, jewellery, agricultural machinery and real estate. The proceeds from the online fraud were also used to facilitate other crimes on the national and international level.