Thousands of European documents are offered online and change hands at prices ranging from 1,500 to 10,000 euros. Most of them are simply stolen.
In January, the activity of merchants has increased significantly: both individual documents and entire packages in one name are offered. Those who want to buy them choose from the photo of the former owner – how much it corresponds to his own image, says newsbreak.
Greek taautotites, refugee certificates, residence permits, among others, are in particular demand. Most of the proposed documents are still valid, that is, their expiration date has not expired. Every day new ones appear in the database – from Greece, Bulgaria, Spain and Albania, Romania and France, Great Britain and Germany. Their cost can reach 10 thousand euros.
Most of the documents have been stolen. Among them uploaded to Telegram, you can choose the appropriate age of the former real owner and a similar photo. After choosing, it remains to wait for delivery – it is carried out through private postal companies throughout Europe.
When it comes to Greek documents, merchants on the Telegram app have a huge selection: identity cards of foreigners who have acquired Greek citizenship; refugee cards issued by immigrant reception centers; passports for citizens of all ages. Greek refugee certificates cost from 1,500 euros.
Thousands of passports and other documents were sold in January alone:
— MANOS MEIMARAKIS (@manosmeimarakis) January 30, 2022