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May 3, 2023: State Department issues reward offer for Russian cyber criminal and organized crime figure

U.S. Department of State Announces Reward Offers for Information Leading to the Arrest and/or Conviction of a Russian Cybercriminal and Identification of Key Leaders of a Transnational Organized Crime Group



MAY 3, 2023

Today, the Department of State is announcing a reward offer of up to $10 million for Russian national Denis Gennadievich Kulkov, for information leading to his arrest and/or conviction for transnational organized crime.  This announcement is made in conjunction with the announcement of charges against Kulkov by the U.S. Department of Justice .  The Department of State is also announcing a second reward offer of up to $1 million for information leading to the identification of any other key leaders of the Try2Check transnational organized crime group.

One of the most visible and popular credit card checking services in the cybercrime underworld is a platform called Try2Check.  Try2Check offers its users the ability to quickly determine the validity of a stolen credit card number, either singly or in bulk; users can upload thousands of card numbers at a time and receive an immediate report of which numbers are valid.  Since 2013, the Try2Check platform has facilitated tens of millions of dollars in losses through credit card fraud each year.

Any information regarding these reward offers should be directed to the United States Secret Service at

For more information on the individuals listed above, please visit the TOCRP page.

U.S. State Department Press Release


State Department Press Release

Categories: Cyber sanctions Organized Crime Sanctions State Department Updates Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program


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