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November 24, 2022
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20 people heard for EUR 500,000- online scam

According to sources in the judiciary quoted by Mediafax, investigators made a raid on 20 homes yesterday, within an operation to oppose online scams. Twenty people were taken to the Direction for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) Bucharest, for hearings concerning the illegal obtainment of EUR 500,000 by the selling of fictional goods. Yesterday’s raid was linked with the police operation at the end of last week, resulting in the deferral of approx. 90 people to justice, charged with online scams, the forming of an organized crime group and fraud in civil conventions, with severe consequences. The operation co-involved judicial police officers from the Anti-Organized Crime Direction (DCCO) – the Service for the Prevention of Information Crimes, the Craiova Anti-Organized Crime Squad (BCCO) and the Gorj Anti-Organized Crime Service (SCCO), while the Romanian Police General Inspectorate’s and the General Direction for Information and Internal Protection’s Special Operations Direction. In collecting information and planning the operation, DIICOT prosecutors collaborated with US Secret Service and FBI officers.

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