Thursday, April 8, 2010

Romania raids net alleged eBay scammers

BY ANDREW PENMAN ON APRIL 7, 2010 11:50 AM IN ONLINE SCAMS

Romanian prosecutors say 34 people have been arrested in connection with eBay frauds worth 800,000 euro, about £700,000.

There's a video of the raids here.

The gang are thought to have used phishing scams to hijack genuine eBay accounts and then sell non-existent luxury goods like top of the range cars.

Victims came from Western Europe, the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.

Ten houses were searched and in the Czech Republic, where simultaneous raids took place, and ten arrests were made.

Romanian authorities said that they had received help from FBI and US Secret Service officers.

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