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Man Arrested for Buying Counterfeit Euros in 2015

After he had arrived at an airport in Madrid, local law enforcement arrested a 29-year-old from Switzerland on an international arrest warrant. He had no idea why Madrid authorities had arrested him, he told the courtroom at the district court in Lörrach, Germany. After two beatings, he said, he understood that a 2015 purchase of counterfeit euros from a darknet ... Read More »

Two Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Euros on the Darknet

In early June, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) arrested two counterfeiters in Duisburg-Neudorf after they had shipped a package of fake Euros to a customer without the proper postage. The package returned to sender and the counterfeiters had used the address of a neighbor. In December, a district judge finally sentenced both suspects for printing counterfeits and selling them ... Read More »

Teen Bought Fake Euros From the Darknet, Police Reveal

In early November, German law enforcement concluded an investigation into a multi-month spree of counterfeit euro use spread throughout several towns in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Lake District. After collecting evidence and descriptions from shopkeepers and salespersons, the Criminal Investigation Department in one of the impacted towns identified a 19-year-old suspect in Strasburg. Police raided the teenager’s house and found “extensive evidence” that ... Read More »

Dealer Busted After Buying Counterfeit Euros on the Darknet

In the town of Brilon in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the Federal Criminal Police Office raided a 20-year-old who had ordered counterfeit money on the darknet. To the Federal Criminal Police Office’s (BKA) surprise, they could not find any counterfeit banknotes on the 20-year-old’s property, despite their own intelligence that indicated otherwise. Instead, the BKA found a cache of drugs “in ... Read More »

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Only 3% of Counterfeit Euros in France from Darknet Markets

France, despite a drastic decline in counterfeit use throughout Europe, still sees a significant number of counterfeiting crimes. Very few of the counterfeit noted in circulation originated from within France, as well. Yet, out of all the countries in Europe, France is first on the list of countries most affected by counterfeit currency. The director of the anti-counterfeiting detailed the ... 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 »

Montpellier: the former banker provided himself with fake notes on the darknet

French Banker Bought Counterfeit Euros From The Dark Web

The financial department of the SRPJ (Regional Judicial Police Service – Service Régional de Police Judiciaire in French) arrested a suspect for buying fake euro notes from the dark net. The defendant, a deputy director of a bank branch, who was currently on leave for training in a pilot school, was arrested at his home in Montpellier. According to police ... Read More »

Two Swiss Arrested For Ordering Counterfeit Euros

A 20-year-old and a 28-year-old Swiss citizen were sentenced for using counterfeit euros that they ordered from the dark web. On April 20, 2016, the two suspects from Northwestern Switzerland ordered ten notes of 50 euros from the dark web, according to official court information. They paid for the currency with bitcoins. The duo received the bills on May 17. ... Read More »

Judge Closed the Case Against a Friend of Shiny Flakes, Fined Him 1350 Euros

In 2015, the German Federal Police arrested a notorious vendor—both darknet and clearnet. The vendor, Maximilian S., operated under the name “Shiny Flakes.” After a long and surprising trial period, the Leipzig District Court sentenced the 20-year-old to seven years in prison. German police raided 38 homes following the Shiny Flakes bust and seized massive amounts of illegal substances. A ... Read More »

German Police Expect Fewer Counterfeit Euros in 2017

The State Criminal Police Office (Landeskriminalamt or LKA in German), issued a statement that dually functioned as a warning. According to Nevin Ayyildiz, a spokesperson for the LKA, counterfeit €20-notes and €50-notes accounted for 60 percent of Hanover’s cashflow. However, the LKA spokesperson announced that the Police expect to see a “moderate decline” in counterfeit currency—compared to last year. In ... Read More »

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Two Germans Caught For Paying With Counterfeit Euros

Two 18-year-olds were arrested in Forcheim, Germany for trying to pay with counterfeit euro bills in a Christmas market. The suspects, both from Neustädt, were intercepted by an attentive shop owner who unmasked the forgery by checking the 50 euro bill the alleged criminals used to pay with a money check pin. Forcheim local police detained the suspects shortly after ... Read More »

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Eight Arrested In Malta For Selling Counterfeit Euros

The financial division of Europol and Maltese law enforcement authorities arrested eight suspects who are believed to be selling counterfeit euros on the dark web. Officials say the gang was among the biggest euro counterfeiters on the dark net. Only eight people have been arrested by authorities, however, police claim they are a bigger part of a large international organization. ... Read More »

Counterfeit Euros Is The New Trend Among Dark Net Criminals

Christmas and the holidays are near and e-commerce sales are booming. So too is the dark web where, according to a report by German newspaper volksfreund.de, criminals are buying progressively more counterfeit Euros. They say this is the reason why there’s plenty of fake Euro bills in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. There’s a recent story about Markus Reis, the owner of ... 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 »