Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Six arrested for credit card scam in Kerala

An international gang of credit card fraudsters has been arrested by Kerala Police. These fraudsters had purchased gold ornaments from a shop and later it was found that the credit cards used were fake ones.
The gang imported blank credit cards from China and embossed credit card numbers on these blank credit cards using Chinese punching machine. They collected the details of credit cards of different people from ATM booths through skimmer, through hacking and from foreign sources and wrote the details into the new credit cards made by them. Using these credit cards, they purchased gold worth of RS 2.75 lakhs using different credit cards from a gold ornament shop in Kannur district in Kerala.
Source : www.keralapolice.org (The official website of Kerala Police)

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