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Turks arrested for credit-card forgery

A Turkish gang has been arrested for forging credit cards, inflicting a total loss of about Bt100 million.

Police told a press conference yesterday that they had arrested the three Turkish men in Bangkok and seized 58 credit cards and 333 other cards that were used to make forged credit cards, Bt527,000 cash, data saving machine and electronic card printing machine.

Police said the head of the gang in France had hacked into credit-card customers' data and e-mailed them the victims' data to save in the forged credit card.

Most of the victims were in Britain, Germany, Denmark, Norway, India and Thailand.

After midnight, they went around in the Phra Khanong and Ram-Indra areas of Bangkok to take money out of ATMs.

They withdrew Bt500,000 per night and then transferred the money to their head.

They had done it for a year and the loss for victims is about Bt100 million, according to police.




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