Police arrest 2 Bulgarians for cloning bank cards

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 26-11-2019 11:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Judiciary Police announced the arrest of two Bulgarian men who installed micro cameras and other devices in ATM cash terminals to obtain bank card data, for subsequent cloning and cash withdrawals.

The 42 and 26-year old detainees, who have obtained around €13,000 fraudulently, will be subject to judicial questioning today for the crimes of criminal association and computer fraud.

The arrests occurred after investigations by the Cybercrime and Technological Crime Unit after a multitude of occurrences related to the detection of various `skimmer' devices mounted on ATM terminals had been recorded.

The arrests took place on Wednesday at 23:30 near the Mouraria Shopping Centre, Lisbon, when the two men were near an ATM terminal.

Several 'skimmer' devices, micro cameras and tools for assembling/manufacturing devices, counterfeit cards and card data (various origins) were seized.

The police operation had the collaboration of the ATM operating companies Euronet and SIBS.


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