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November 27, 2021

Eleven people on trial for computer fraud

Prosecutors with the Organized Crime and Terrorism Investigation Dept. (DIICOT) brought to trial 11 members of a transnational criminal ring specializing in fraudulent operations involving electronic payment instruments. According to DIICOT Oradea, during 2008-2010, the group members operated in Romania, Austria, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Slovenia.

Using software and hardware equipment towards forging electronic payment instruments, using the account numbers and other owner personal information obtained illegally from the United States, they forged several hundreds of banking cards which they used for several fraudulent operations, namely purchases of various goods, cash withdrawals and payments for various public services.

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