Youth’s arrest unearthed card cloning fraud – Times of India

Posted: June 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

MUMBAI: The arrest of a 30-year-old college dropout from Byculla had helped the police unearth a major card cloning racket and crack 14 cases three in Bandra and the rest in Thane and Pune. Till date, eight men have been arrested and two kignpins are on the run. Police said the rackeeters, with the help of six hotel waite-rs, stole debit/credit card details of 1,000 people from 96 banks, cloned cards and withdrew money from unmanned ATM kiosks. On June 18 night, police sub-inspector Bhimsen Gaikwad noticed a suspicious-looking man inside an ATM kiosk on Carter Road in Bandra (W). The man, Sayyed Masrafe, claimed he was trying to withdraw money, but Gaikwad found it was an expired card. "During questioning, we learnt that he was on bail after being arrested in another card fraud case," said a police officer. "We searched Masrafe's house and found a cloning app on his laptop, skimmers, internet dongle, a coding and decoding machine to make magnetic strips and 50 forged debit cards. The arrested waiters were given skimmers to swipe customers' cards, while Masrafe would clone the cards and withdraw money from ATMs."

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Youth's arrest unearthed card cloning fraud - Times of India

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