DCPCU works with Europol on operation Carding Action 2020

Detective Chief Inspector of the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) Gary Robinson said:

The unit's work with Europol has been instrumental in helping to disrupt the criminals responsible for selling and purchasing compromised card details on dark websites, preventing £40 million in losses.

"Acting as a gateway, the unit facilitated the sharing of data with the card schemes involved to stop the criminals behind these callous activities and protect the public from card payment fraud.

Notes to editor

  • The Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) is a unique pro-active police unit, with a national remit, formed as a partnership between UK Finance, the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police together with the Home Office. It is fully sponsored by the cards and banking industries, with an on-going brief to investigate, target and, where appropriate, arrest and seek successful prosecution of offenders responsible for card, cheque and payment fraud crimes. It is headed up by a Detective Chief Inspector and comprises officers from the Metropolitan and City of London police forces who work alongside banking industry fraud investigators and support staff.
  • Europol enlisted the support of a private company to obtain 90,000 pieces of card data from the internet which the DCPCU then facilitated the sharing of data with the card schemes involved. Please find further information available here.