The story of the Riviera Maya Gang, a group of young people from a small town in Romania who built an ATM business and expanded it internationally, is a fascinating tale of both entrepreneurship and criminality. They started with a small business and used their profits to buy new equipment and hire skilled workers. This helped them grow their business around the world.
However, the group's success was built on illegal activities—they were skimmers, stealing bank card information by inserting illegal devices or software into ATMs. As their business grew, so did the extent of their crimes.
According to police and former members of the gang, they are one of the largest criminal skimming groups in the world, controlling close to 10 percent of a $2 billion global market. This article will talk about the rise and crimes of a Romanian gang from Craiova city that stole money from ATMs. It will describe how they worked internationally and how the police are still looking into their illegal activities.