The financial frauds recorded in Romania reach a level between 1 and 1.5 billion dollars every year, a report issued by the International Narcotics Bureau shows, quoting data from the Romanian Central Bank (BNR). The VAT related frauds decreased under 10% in 2006, compared to 45% in 2005.
Romania had over 8 million financial transactions in 2006, 3.9% being conducted by natural persons. During the first ten months of the year, the number of suspect transactions decreased to 2,296, from over 2,800 in 2005.
The report also shows that Romania's geographical position favors the drugs, guns and people trafficking. The international smuggling of counterfeit products and the financial frauds in relationship with the client are also crimes often met in Romania.