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Delhi: 5 Romanians who cloned ATM cards held

NEW DELHI: Two ladies and 3 males from Romania had been arrested for tampering with ATMs in the town and withdrawing cash from other folks’s debit playing cards after cloning them.

The gang had put in skimming gadgets and cameras for stealing card information at round dozen ATMs in north and south Delhi, police mentioned.

DCP (north) Nupur Prasad mentioned the arrested ladies — Caragica Elisabeta (22) and Castache Irina (27) — had been the masterminds of the racket. Their male associates had been identified as Lavtaru Ion (38), Dumitro Nicolae (36) and Nistor Llie (36).

“We have seized 102 cloned ATM playing cards, a skimmer and a digicam with memory clip which was used by the gang. Four cell phones and two laptops have additionally been recovered and are being analysed,” Prasad mentioned.

The cops got scorching at the path of this gang on January 31, once they had been alerted a couple of skimming device with digicam put in at the IDBI bank ATM in Sadar Bazar. Officers scanned the CCTV pictures of the ATM and located that two masked ladies had entered the ATM and tampered with it.

A special workforce led through SHO Surender Singh was shaped. Officers asked the bank manager to reinstall the skimming and digicam device in the similar ATM machine. Around three.30pm that day, the masked ladies had been once more noticed entering the ATM. They had been apprehended when they got rid of their set-up and had been on their means out. They led cops to their associates.

The accused informed cops that they came to India continuously on vacationer visa. They would determine ATMS located at crowded markets and set up their gadgets, which might capture ATM user’s card information.

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