WANTED: DENIS GENNADIEVICH KULKOV
REWARD OF UP TO $10,000,000
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NAME: Denis Gennadievich Kulkov
ALIASES: Денис Геннадьевич Кульков, ”Kreenjo,” “Nordex,” “Nordexin” “Try2Check”
DOB: April 8, 1980
WEIGHT: 170 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Black
EYE COLOR: Brown
Denis Kulkov is the owner and operator of Try2Check, a credit card-checking web platform which is a primary tool of the illicit credit card trade. Cybercriminals who acquire large batches of stolen credit cards run the cards through Try2Check to determine which stolen credit card numbers remained active. These cybercriminals then use the resulting data to sell other fraudsters the stolen cards that retained their value. Try2Check victimizes not only credit card issuers and holders, but also a major U.S.-based payment processing company whose systems Try2Check misused to perform the card checks.
Try2Check ran tens of millions of credit card checks per year. Over a nine-month period in 2018, the site performed at least 16 million checks, and over a 13-month period beginning in September 2021, the site performed at least 17 million checks. Through the illegal operation of his websites, the defendant made at least $18 million in Bitcoin (and an unknown amount through other payment systems).
On April 18, 2023, based on a federal indictment, a warrant for the arrest of Denis Kulkov was issued in the Eastern District of New York, charging him with access device fraud, computer intrusion, and money laundering.
The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $10,000,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Denis Kulkov. In addition, the Department is also offering a SEPARATE REWARD OF UP TO $1,000,000 for information leading to the identification of other key leaders of the Try2Check platform.
If you have information, please contact the U.S. Secret Service via email at MostWanted@usss.dhs.gov. If you are located outside of the United States, you can visit the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If you are in the United States, you can contact the local U.S. Secret Service office in your city.
ALL IDENTITIES ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.