Saturday, December 3

Bangalore-Malaysia linked credit card gang busted


NEW DELHI: Indian police cracked a Bangalore-Malaysia linked syndicate that used cloned credit cards to dupe shopping outlets and steal goods worth RM1.3 million in India’s IT capital.

Bangalore police are now tracking a Malaysian, alleged mastermind of the group, also suspected linked to members of the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LLTE).

“He hacked bank accounts across the globe, including India, through the Internet and collected their unique identity details including the PIN (personal identification numbers),” city-based DNA newspaper quoted Bangalore Police Commissioner B G Jyothi Prakash Mirji as saying.

He said the hacked information was then passed to a contact person in Chennai, who forwarded the same to the gang members settled in various parts of the country.

The major bust came a fortnight after Australian police charged five fraudsters from Malaysia and Sri Lanka in a Sydney court, allegedly for operating an international syndicate that specialised in similar white-collar crime.

When police arrested two Indian nationals in Bangalore last Tuesday,
they seized electronic products, gym equipment, liquor bottles and about five kilogramme of gold, all bought using fake credit cards, reported the newspaper. — Bernama