News : Credit Card Fraud Busted by City Cybercrime Cell
Pune, India, July 22, 2016 -- Officials from the cybercrime cell of Pune city police have busted a Delhibased gang, which used to fraudulently obtain ATM card information from people and then did shopping by using those cards.
Three people were arrested in connection with the fraud — Paras Niranjanlal (19), Amit Subhash Kumar (22) and Madhur Sushilkumar Manchanda (30). All of them are residents of Delhi. A 37-yearold woman from Kothrud had lodged an FIR against them with the Kothrud police station.
According to police, in December 2015, the woman had received a call on her mobile phone from someone pretending to be from HDFC bank. The caller had asked for her credit card details on the pretext that some points had to be added to her new card. The woman had parted with her credit card number, expiry date as well as CVV number.
The man had also asked for the one time password (OTP) sent by the bank on her phone, revealed the complainant. Soon, she got another message stating that an Apple iPhone worth Rs 49,198 had been purchased from online shopping website Snapdeal, using her credit card.
A police team then went to Delhi and nabbed the accused, who were operating a bogus call centre. A shopkeeper and middleman were also involved. Police have also recovered the phone. Cops said that the gang was also involved in more such cases.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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