Mexican Politician Removed Over Alleged Ties to Romanian ATM Skimmer Gang

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 16:25:08 +0000

The leader of Mexico’s Green Party has been removed from office following allegations that he received money from a Romanian ATM skimmer gang that stole hundreds of millions of dollars from tourists visiting Mexico’s top tourist destinations over the past five years. The scandal is the latest fallout stemming from a three-part investigation into the organized crime group by KrebsOnSecurity in 2015.

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Romanian Skimmer Gang in Mexico Outed by KrebsOnSecurity Stole $1.2 Billion

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:00:39 +0000

An exhaustive inquiry published today by a consortium of investigative journalists says a three-part series KrebsOnSecurity published in 2015 on a Romanian ATM skimming gang operating in Mexico’s top tourist destinations disrupted their highly profitable business, which raked in an estimated $20 million a month and enjoyed the protection of top Mexican authorities.

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