Somalian arrested in Athens for illegal credit card scam

Police in Athens are investigating a case involving a 32-year-old Somali national who allegedly gained illegal access to credit card details and subsequently used the information to make online purchases.

According to the financial police, the case surfaced following a complaint filed by an information techology employee stating that unknown perpetrators had made two suspicious purchases from an online store managed by his company.

The complaint came after the firm received a tip-off from PayPal, an international online company specializing in online payments and money transfers, whose staff had challenged the validity of the orders that had been placed.

A police operation led to the arrest of the 32-year-old on Tuesday, as the suspect received the products he had allegedly ordered at a couriers office in Galatsi, north of central Athens.

Meanwhile, police advise victims of Internet fraud to contact the digital crimes unit at 210.647.6464 or 210.647.6461 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

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