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Credit card racket busted,two held

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly cloning debit and credit cards and using them to make purchases worth Rs 10 lakh in Northwest Delhi,police said Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 17, 2011 2:15:53 am

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly cloning debit and credit cards and using them to make purchases worth

Rs 10 lakh in Northwest Delhi,police said Saturday.

The arrested persons,Rajesh Kumar,28,and Kamal,26,cloned credit and debit cards by colluding with petrol pumps employees and shop attendants,police said. The duo used to give card reading machines to copy data from the swiped cards discreetly and they would later feed the data on to inoperative debit or credit cards using a computer,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) Meenu Chaudhary.

Rajesh was the first to be apprehended. He was caught when he tried using one such card at an SBI ATM in Adarsh Nagar on July 9.

A total of six credit/debit cards of different banks were recovered from his possession,none of which were found to be in his name,the official said.

According to police,Rajesh worked with a finance company earlier where he befriended a man called Vipin,a native of Baraut in Uttar Pradesh. Vipin informed him that he used to deal in the issuance of credit cards from a private company earlier. It was then the two decided to clone cards.

“The cloned cards were then used for withdrawing cash for shopping. The establishments where these fake credit cards were swiped to make money are being identified. We request the public to be more vigilant while using their credit and debit cards,” Chaudhary said,adding that a hunt was on to trace Vipin and the employees of petrol pumps and shops who helped carry out the transactions.

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