Credit card cloning gang arrested

Rome tourists defrauded of €100,000 per day

Police have broken up a criminal gang that specialised in cloning the credit cards of tourists in the centre of Rome.

The counterfeiting and "scamming" of tourists' credit cards was generating about €100,000 per day for the criminals who were based between Rome and Bulgaria.

The investigation into the gang began in 2012 and led to numerous arrests and charges in recent days, in a co-ordinated operation between the Italian fraud squad, Europol and the national security service of Bulgaria.

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