|

Bulgarians Busted in Bangkok for ATM Scam

Rosen Evstatiev and Georgi Kirilov have been detained “red handed” when attempting to illegally withdraw cash from an ATM.

 

BANGKOK – Technology Crime Suppression Division police acting on complaints from several Foreign Banks, Thai police arrested two Bulgarian nationals in downtown Bangkok for ATM skimming.

The police arrested two Bulgarian men, identified as Rosen Georgief Evstatiev and Georgi Kirilov Gusev at Ploenchit Center in Sukhumvit Road while they attempted to withdraw cash from An ATM machine in the building.

Police searched their rented hotel room in the Sukhumvit area and found 72 ATM cards, Bt107,000 cash, 2,200 euro banknotes, a computer and an ATM skimmer.

The arrest came as officials of Siam Commercial Bank were asked by banks in Europe to seek the arrest of the suspects who stole personal data of their clients to make fake ATM cards.

The two men used their self-made cards to withdraw cash from ATM machines in Thailand, causing several million baht in damages.

The two detainees confessed that they bought the information of bank clients from the Internet to make counterfeit ATM cards and used them to withdraw money. They said using the fake cards to withdraw money was successful in some cases and failed in others.

Thai officials initially charged the two men for violating the Thai Computer Act by colluding to produce counterfeit electronic ATM cards, causing damage to others, as well as getting or accessing personal data of other persons without their permission.

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Short URL: http://www.chiangraitimes.com/?p=11350

Posted by on Oct 20 2012. Filed under Tourist in the News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.
Photo of White Beach in Boracay, Philippines

In Loving Memory of His Majesty the King

Photo of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Learning Thai with Jen