Police in Khanh Hoa Province in central Vietnam have taken two Russian men into custody after a bank accused them of using fake bank cards to pay for luxury hotel rooms.
Rustamov Temur, 36, and Titov Evgeny, 28, also used fake passports to enter Vietnam, local media reported, citing police sources.
They attempted to use the cards to pay for their rooms at four luxury hotels in the resort town Nha Trang.
But when they used one of the cards, appearing to be issued by the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, to pay VND47.2 million at one hotel, the transaction was rejected.
A clerk from the bank came and found out that the card was fake.
One of the devices the Russians used to make the fake cards. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre
Temur and Evgeny said they bought the cards from another foreigner.
But when police searched their room at another hotel in Nha Trang, they found equipment and materials to make hundreds of fake bank cards.
They also seized nearly US$8,600 in dong, dollar, ruble and baht notes.
The men came to Vietnam with a Russian woman but she was not arrested.