Chandigarh, Aug 11, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
With the arrest of four accused, Haryana Police have busted an interstate card cloning gang that was instrumental in stealing ATM card data and cheating people. Police also recovered an ATM cloning machine and swap machine from them.
Giving this information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that arrested accused were identified as Sonu of Bhiwani, Ajay of Delhi, Jony of district Hisar and Amrit of Hansi. The gang cheated people in Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttrakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. They first steal data and then data was used to clone cards and later used at different ATM machines.
The gang was busted after police in Jind managed to get hold of one of the gang members Sonu, when his wallet fell outside an ATM in Safidon on August 1 while he was attempting a similar crime with card cloning. Police started an investigation on the basis of documents recovered from the wallet. While Sonu and Ajay were nabbed from Delhi, two others were arrested from Hansi.
During preliminary interrogation revealed that the gang had carried out 55 ATM frauds including 17 in Haryana, 7 in Uttar Pradesh, 2 in Maharashtra, 6 in Uttrakhand, 3 each in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, 11 in Rajasthan, 5 in Delhi and 1 in West Bengal. Police are also trying to arrest other gang members.
The spokesperson urged the people to remain alert while carrying out transactions at ATMs. Never share/show your password or PIN number to anyone. If you becomel a victim, immediately report the matter with the police, he added.