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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Two cheat over 100 in ATM fraud

Two persons have been arrested from allegedly withdrew money through ATM from the accounts of other people.

Kaushal Kumar (30) and Vikas Kumar (25) were arrested from State Bank of Patiala ATM in Safdarjung Enclave, South Delhi.

Police said there were several complaints regarding fraudulent withdrawal of money from the ATM. On Friday, the two were arrested by a team of policemen who saw the two loitering near the ATM.

Police said the two confessed to their crime during the questioning. They said they had duped more than 100 people of their hard earned money.

Explaining the modus operandi, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) P S Kuswah said, “They used to target facilities that have two ATM machines within a cabin. They targeted customers who used the quick swipe machines (where the card does not to remain inside the machine till the end of the transaction). After their target had swiped the card, one of them, who would at the other ATM machine, would request the customer to change the machine. The second accused would learn up the PIN entered by the customer at the second machine. They would then use to PIN to withdraw money from the first ATM.”

The police have recovered Rs 38,500 cash and Rs 3.5 lakh in the bank accounts of the two. A Honda City car and 14 debit cards, obtained on forged identity cards, have also been seized.

Source: Financial Express


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