DOJ:Belarusian Web Site Creator Accused Of Assisting ID Theft

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--U.S. prosecutors have charged a Belarusian man with operating a Web site designed to help identity thieves use stolen financial data, including credit card numbers.

Dmitry M. Naskovets, the creator and operator of, was indicted Monday on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft.

He was arrested by Czech Republic authorities on Thursday. U.S. prosecutors are seeking his extradition.

Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan alleged Nashkovets and another man designed to counteract security measures put in place by financial institutions. His coconspirator has been arrested by Belarus authorities, U.S. prosecutors said.

The Web site allegedly provided English- and German-speaking individuals to persons who had stolen account information in order to beat bank screening processes requiring vocal verification for some transactions.

Prosecutors said the Web site was used by more than 2,000 identity thieves in more than 5,000 instances of fraud.

-By Chad Bray, Dow Jones Newswires; 212-227-2017;


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