Gang using fake credit cards busted
GUNTUR: A three-member gang allegedly involved in drawing money from bank accounts using fake credit cards was busted at Mangalagiri on Thursday.
The accused were identified as Anthony Pillai Nimal Raj, Cladison Dino, both native of Sri Lanka and settled in Chennai, and Yerramsetti Venkata Nagakiran of Gudivada (now staying in Vijayawada).
They had allegedly withdrawn Rs. 1,60,000 from the Axis Bank account of Vineel Chandra of Hyderabad in the last two months.
The incident came to light when Mr. Vineel Chandra complained to the bank management that his account showed less balance without he withdrawing any money.
Officials then found that money was paid for buying fuel at the BPCL outlet on NH-5 near the temple town by swiping fake credit card made through “skimming technology.”
The accused allegedly sourced the software needed to skim the credit cards from Sudhan of Malaysia, who is the mastermind, known to the accused through their friends. Producing them before mediapersons, Superintendent of Police A. Ravichandra said this was the first of its kind white collar offence committed in the district. Efforts were on to trace Sudhan, he said.
A skimming machine, fake credit cards, and a laptop were seized from the accused.
Skimming is a technology which records numbers on the credit cards and transfers them to duplicate cards.
The original card-holder will suddenly find money missing from his account as in the case of Mr. Vineel Chandra.
Courtesy: The Hindu
This is just the tip of the iceberg. This criminal operations are prevalent in Britain, Europe, Canada, USA and Australia, and infact worldwide wherever there are diaspora Tamils. They funded their arms buying operations from the money obtained through such crime. Now that the LTTE military wing has been totally decimated by Hon President, the diaspora LTTE has formed so-called Transnarional Govt of Eelam. What a joke!
They continue to be supported by imperial West for vested interests. The imperial West turns a blind eye to diaspora Tamil crimes. The money they raise now funds bribing of important politicians of imperial West to support their call for eelam separatism.
The super sleuth ND should be despatched on a top secret mission to eliminate LTT rump operatives.