Crook did credentials customers loot through shops he made himself




Police have arrested a 35-year-old man in July, because he overtook the login details of customers of online shops. This he did at merchants that he built himself for several companies. The police assumes that there are hundreds of victims.

The police arrived the man for the first time on the track when a shop declaration made at the end of 2014. After expanding the investigation, the police could arrest the man ultimately in July in a hotel in Zwolle. It turned out that the suspect offered from Leeuwarden his services as a website builder for merchants. By using a script he could retrieve the log data of customers of those merchants, writes the police. With this information knew the accused to access the email and social media accounts of the victims.

That way he could make purchases on behalf of the victims. Moreover, he possessed by accessing the e-mail information about his victims, whom he then asked through social media to family and friends to transfer money. So he approached example, people on Facebook and pretended to be a friend that had borrowed the victim’s money. Also captured identity he used to identify himself on gambling sites, police said. The accused would have used the money earned in this way “to provide for his addictions.

According to police, the file is currently about 140 cases, 80 from North Netherlands and the rest from other parts of the country. The man suspected of computer intrusion, fraud and identity fraud, is currently in custody. The exact number of affected shops is unknown.


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