Wired is hot with good news today! 2 more bad guys bite the dust, this time with multi-jurisdiction tested and proven. Good work global LEO’s!!
Two Belarusian nationals suspected of operating a rent-a-fraudster service for bank and identity thieves have been arrested overseas, according to New York authorities. Dmitry Naskovets, 25, and Sergey Semashko, 25, are accused of creating and operating CallService.biz, a Russian-language site for identity criminals who trafficked in stolen bank-account data and other information. The website displayed an FBI logo Monday and the message, “This domain has been seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
Naskovets has been charged in U.S. District Court for Southern New York with one count each of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and credit card fraud, and was arrested in the Czech Republic last Thursday. Semashko was arrested the same day in Belarus, and has been charged by Belarusian authorities.
According to the indictment (.pdf), the two “entrepreneurs” launched the site in Lithuania in June 2007 and provided English and German speaking “stand-ins” to help crooks thwart bank security screening measures.