Sunday, May 18, 2008

Dublin shop workers 'bribed to help in €1m laser card fraud'

Around €1m has been stolen from 300 bank accounts in one of the largest incidents of bank card fraud ever in Ireland.It is understood bank cards were cloned at points of sale in shops and restaurants around Dublin in the last few weeks.It is understood that criminals paid shop and restaurant workers up to €10,000 to skim laser cards and find out their pin numbers by looking over their shoulder - a practice called "shoulder surfing".The criminals withdrew cash from the unsuspecting victims in countries around mainland Europe, including Italy, Romania and Spain.

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