AU: Fake credit card ring smashed after year-long probe ends in raids: police

From the AAP:

Police say they have smashed a significant criminal syndicate that produced false identities and fake credit cards to buy more than $1 million worth of goods.

After a year-long investigation, more than 70 police officers yesterday raided homes in NSW and South Australia, arresting five men linked to the nationwide syndicate.

The men have been charged with a variety of offences and face up to 10 years in jail.


The syndicate allegedly “fished” [sic] for the information via telephone calls, false emails and skimming devices placed on the front of ATM and EFTPOS machines.

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