For the first time in Albania, a wide operation against cybernetic crime, conducted by many enforcement agencies, led to the arrest of four Albanian and African citizens who had created an online fraud scheme.
The phishing method, based on payments through electronic post, may have generated 4 million EUR for the scheme.
These citizens, together with other persons outside Albania, were controlling the electronic mail communications between clients and commercial subjects.
The suspects had opened fictive commercial subjects and bank accounts with false documents. After receiving money, they would send them in other countries. The defrauded subjects were from the USA, Germany, Great Britain, Turkey, Switzerland, and Belgium.
The subjects that have been verified as fictive were made public:
1. CONNECTA INTERCONTINENTAL SHPK
2. WORLDWIDE GO LTD
3. WORLDWIDE TRADING LIMITED
4. AFRICAN-ALBANIAN COMERCE
5. KWOK TANG SHPK,
6. KRACO LIMITED SHPK
7. MICHAEL ODYLON LAGMON ROMERO SHPK
8. PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD SHPK
9. TANG KWOK YUE SHPK
10. LEKLIFARM GLOBAL sh.p.k
11. MAIBOM GBMH
13. TEST FUCHS GBMH
14. GS ECOMETAL CO LTD
15. ECI PHARMACEUTICALS LLC
16. AGNES KATBETH KREIMER
17. XHENTIL KUPE