Europol and the Portuguese police arrested one of the largest counterfeiters groups in Europe, which since 2017 have been making counterfeit euro bills and selling them for Bitcoin.
Twitter Europol reports that law enforcement officers have arrested five members of the criminal group, including its leader. Police confiscated 69,930 euros in fake banknotes, as well as equipment and materials used to make fakes.
Attackers were selling fake euros through Darknet for Bitcoin. Since 2017, they have issued fake notes in the amount of 1.3 million euros.
Police say fakes are one of the highest quality products they come across. Banknotes have elements such as watermarks, imitation of a protective thread and a hologram.
"Often they are found only when making bank deposits. From the point of view of conventional tradingTrading
– is an economic term that means the process of independent trade, independent analysis of the market and the conclusion of trade transactions.Details, these banknotes are accepted quite easily", – said the representative of the Portuguese police.
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