Man arrested in credit card scam


A 39-year-old Albanian national was arrested in central Athens on Saturday over charges of allegedly using hacked credit card details to make purchases on the Internet.

The suspect was detained at a store while collecting a mobile phone he had purchased.

Authorities estimate the suspect had used 15 credit cards to conduct 13 successful online transactions worth 4,486 euros, as well as 16 transactions that had failed to go through, worth nearly 5,000 euros.