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Fake Press Cards Sold On The Dark Web Force Danish Police To Increase Security In Parliament

Counterfeit press cards sold on the dark web present a threat to the Danish police. Law enforcement in the country take the fake press cards, which are advertised for nearly $160, seriously. The Danish Parliament emphasized that the journalists’ bags and jackets should be screened no matter if they own a press card. According to the Danish media outlet Journalisten, ... Read More »

Two men who Purchased fake Dollar Bills on the dark web Arrested in Alabama

Two men have been arrested in Alabama after they allegedly went on a spree of spending fake $100 bills which they purchased online from the dark web. According to reports, Justin Landon Aldon, 31, and Shahal Devonte Lewis, 26, were engaged in a multi-state counterfeit money spending spree. They are now in custody facing numerous charges. Reports from investigators suggest ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Leave Fake Negative Reviews to Disrupt Darknet Markets

While law enforcement is virtually powerless to shut down the darknet drug trade, new research suggests that law enforcement may be able to disrupt it to a certain extent and discourage new buyers from making purchases by leaving fake negative reviews. The researchers studied the sale of opioids on Crypto Market during a six month period which covered between October ... Read More »

DNM Vendors Still Selling Fake Euros, Despite German Crackdown

C. Aliens DNM Vendors Still Selling Fake Euros, Despite German Crackdown The counterfeit currency industry, in 2016, bloomed on the darknet and impacted specific regions far more than others. DeepDotWeb readers need no convincing that Germany has struggled with an influx​ of counterfeit currency, tickets, and nearly anything else worth counterfeiting. Even though Germany’s darknet crackdown started with weapons, a ... Read More »

Catalonian Authorities Identified A Scam Where Fake And Stolen Smartphones Are Sold On The Internet

Law enforcement authorities in Barcelona, Madrid, Lleida and Tarragona, Spain identified a new type of scam conducted by organized criminals, where the suspects sell smartphones that are assembled with illegally imported counterfeit or stolen parts and are sold on the internet. A researcher skilled in the topic suggested that there are connections to the darknet in the criminal activities. Law ... Read More »

US Charges Teenager for 100s of Fake Bomb Threats

An 18-year-old with both Israeli and United States citizenships made fake bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers throughout the world. Then, the teenager landed in the FBI investigative scope for a barrage of focused attacks in the United States. He made calls to JCCs in Florida and called in fake emergency information about Georgian residents. The 18-year-old (he is officially ... Read More »

Two US Teens Arrested In Fake Gold Scam

Law enforcement authorities in the US arrested two high school students who are suspected of taking part of a fake gold scam. On March 21, the Bend Police Department detained two suspects, the 17-year-old Robert Yelas Jr. and the 17-year-old Caleb Knight. Both suspects are accused of aggravated first-degree theft by deception, first-degree theft by deception, felony computer crime, felony ... Read More »

Two Arrested In Germany For Running A Fake Microsoft Support Center

German police arrested two suspects in Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony for running a fake Microsoft support center. At the end of February, the cybercrime team of the Wilhelmshaven police searched residential and business premises in the Wilhelmshaven area arresting two suspects and gathering extensive evidence in the case. According to police information, the two defendants allegedly worked for an international criminal ... Read More »

Petya ransomware

GoldenEye ransomware is sending companies fake job applications

Cybercriminals keep on finding new ways to boost their conversion rates and make a bigger profit at the end of the month. Now, cybersecurity researchers at Check Point tell us about GoldenEye ransomware, a variant of the Petya ransomware that is being used to target companies’ HR departments, as people in these departments regularly need to open files in emails ... Read More »

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Two Germans Arrested for Selling Fake Euros on the Darknet

In November, the Hamburg State Criminal Police (LKA) arrested Peyman F., a 22-year-old counterfeiter. Officers caught the suspect with two packages of fake euro notes. He almost arrived at the post office to ship the packages to darknet buyers. Uwe Kelting, the Hamburg Chief Inspector, said “this was a great success for us.” Investigators discovered fake notes totaling 100,000 euros ... Read More »

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Coburg Man Arrested for Creating and Selling Fake IDs on the Darknet

The month of October presented a significant number of deepweb-linked fraud and counterfeiting cases. Following the trend of the month, another individual was arrested in Coburg, Germany for producing and selling fake IDs on the darknet. So far, this month, we have written about the following cases: Two German citizens, a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old, were sentenced on October 12 ... Read More »

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Defendant Sentenced to Probation for Using Fake Euros from the Darknet

The Emmendingen District Court recently sentenced a 25-year-old to two years of probation for crimes involving counterfeit currency. This case shares aspects with one we reported on October 21; Bavarian police arrested two men for making and distributing counterfeit euros via the deepweb. Both men arrested in the Bavarian counterfeiting case, a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old, were discovered by their ... Read More »