COPPERS from the US and Romania have busted up an Internet fraud network and arrested 38 suspects, most of them Romanians living in the former British colony of Virginia.
The group used phishing techniques in order to get at victim's banking information. Romanian hackers transmitted the data collected to US-based accomplices, who used the information to make fake bank cards.
It was a real UN of criminals involved in the plot, there were 27 Romanians, five Vietnamese, three Americans, a Cambodian, a Pakistani and a Mexican. No " walking into a pub" was mentioned in the deposition.
According to AFP, most of the suspects were located in California and seven were in Connecticut.
Coppers charged some of the people a year ago but kept the arrests secret until the others could be bought in for a chat.
In a press conference, deputy attorney general Mark Filip mentioned the word 'organised crime' which seemed to imply there was a link to the Romanian Mafia. µ
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