Criminals Stole $12.7 Million from ATMs in Japan

By Joseph Lorenz on May 27, 2016


A group of over 100 people executed over 14,000 fraudulent ATM withdrawals that netted them about 1.44 billion yen.  The group went to various ATMs around Tokyo making withdraws using forged payment cards. It was eventually released that these cards were forged based on data about credit cards issued by an unnamed bank in South Africa, this lead police to believe that the heist was masterminded by an international crime organization.