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GNECB Investigation into ATM Transaction Reversal Fraud 11th September 2020

As part of ongoing investigations targeting international criminal organisations committing cyber enabled frauds in Ireland, detectives from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) carried out an operation in Dublin City on Friday 11th September, 2020.

During the operation a 34-year-old Romanian national was arrested in Dublin City. He is currently detained at Store Street Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007. He can be held for up to 7 days.

The investigation into transaction reversal frauds was reported by a financial institution  on the 13th January 2020. Between the 8th and the 10th of January 2020, 18 ATM machines were targeted in Dublin resulting in the theft of money from customer’s accounts and damage to the ATMs.

GNECB continue work closely with UK Police and Europol in targeting criminal organisations engaged in cyber enabled fraud in this jurisdiction.

Investigations are ongoing and further updates will follow.