Romanians arrested in Los Cabos for credit card and bank fraud

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The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic, through the Office of the Specialized Prosecutor for Regional Control in BCS, obtained preventive detention against two Romanian citizens for their probable responsibility in the commission of crimes of violation of the Credit Institutions Law, operations with resources of illicit origin and against health.

The foregoing was derived from an exhaustive investigation with the support of the Cyber ​​Investigations and Technological Operations Unit of the institution and the Federal Ministerial Police who on July 15 carried out 3 searches in Cabo San Lucas.

There, computer equipment, various storage devices, cash, narcotics, magnetic stripe reader, cell phones, and network servers were secured.

The indications are related to facts outside the legal parameters related to theft and cloning of bank cards, electronic transfers, and hacking of accounts identified in the original investigation, therefore, this will continue to determine if Romanian citizens are related to other criminal groups identified with the same modus operandi in the country and obtain the corresponding sentences.

The Romanians “Mihai Ghiata” and “Iulia Iancu” related to a gang that operates in the Mayan Riviera led by “Florian Tudor”, were detained in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, by agents of the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM) for be likely related to bank card theft and cloning, wire transfers, and account hacking.

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According to various investigations, it was learned that the two detained and linked to said organization handle a very sophisticated “Hacked” and “Money Laundering” scheme through “Cryptocurrencies” and electronic fraud called “Fishing” (a method to deceive people and have them share passwords, bank card numbers and confidential information through emails or calls).

It should be noted that Mihai Ghiata has a red card for being a member of a criminal group dedicated to fraud and falsification of electronic means of payment in various European countries.

The arrest of the accused today was derived after various intelligence work by the Cyber ​​Investigations Unit of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC), elements of the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM), headed by the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) .

The MPF of the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office in Regional Control (FECOR), in its Delegation of Baja California Sur, brought “Mihai Ghiata” and “Iulia Iancu” before the corresponding Judge, who were linked to the process, and the precautionary measure was determined. of justified preventive detention, in addition, the judge set three months for the complementary investigation.

The three search procedures were carried out on July 15 at homes in Cabo San Lucas, where one of them was located in the “El Tezal” Residential Colony, and the aforementioned individuals were detained there.

In these buildings, the Federal Ministerial authority assured, computer equipment, various storage devices, cash, narcotics, magnetic stripe reader device, cell phones, and network servers; These indications are related to events outside the legal parameters related to theft and cloning of bank cards, electronic transfers and hacking of accounts identified in the original investigation, which will continue to determine if these Romanian citizens are related to other criminal groups identified with the same modus operandi in the country.

Source: tribunadeloscabos.com.mx, eleconomista.com.mx, capitalmexico.com.mx

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