Ten Bulgarians Detained for Credit Card Fraud

Crime | May 20, 2014, Tuesday // 15:11
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Bulgarian police have detained 10 people in connection with credit card frauds, as part of a special operation.

The operation codenamed "Lyon" was conducted in Varna, Razgrad, and Silistra, where 29 suspected addresses were checked, Standartnews revealed.

"We have come across skimming devices, cloned credit cards, large sums of cash, and documents for transactions in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines", Deputy Chief Prosecutor Borislav Sarafov revealed.

All the credit and debit cards were property of EU and US citizens.

The operation was jointly conducted between Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security (DANS), the Prosecution, Europol, and the French police.

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Tags: Varna, Silistra, Razgrad, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Europol, Borislav Sarafov, credit card frauds
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