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Moroccan Online Fraudsters Stole €260,000 In Bitcoin

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Two Moroccan fraudsters suspected to have stolen cryptocurrencies worth a total value of two hundred sixty thousand euros.

According to the report, after months of an investigation carried out by The Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate it was discovered that two Moroccans who live in Europe were involved in the cybercrime case.

Read what police have to say;

“The Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate filed a regular case file against two foreigners for a case of cyber fraud, violation of a digital wallet and theft of cryptocurrencies and a sum of money, totalling 260,000 euros.

It was preceded by a complaint from a citizen, according to which, unknown perpetrators, after violating his personal e-mail box, stole his credentials and entered his account – digital wallet, removing digital currencies (cryptocurrencies) and a sum of money (26,000) which were then transferred to other digital wallets.

The details of the case were brought to the attention of the competent Prosecutor’s Office, which ordered a preliminary investigation, in the framework of which, after thorough police and digital-internet investigation, in collaboration with the European Cybercrime Center of Europol (EC3) and other police authorities, the details of the 2 foreigners, residents abroad, were identified.

It is noted that the location of the final destination of the cryptocurrencies and the identification of the perpetrators were carried out using specialized software, which tracked the flow of digital currencies and carried out an in-depth analysis of the transactions they made.

In fact, it was found that, in the digital wallets held by the perpetrators, cryptocurrencies worth about 2,000,000 euros have been disbursed. The case file was submitted to the competent Prosecutor’s Office, while the investigations for the full clarification of the case continue, in cooperation with Europol and other police Authorities “.

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