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Jaipur: ATM card cloning victims approach police, involvement of Delhi-based skimmers suspected

The money was withdrawn from the bank accounts of the victims between 12 pm and 2.30 pm on Sunday. The amount ranged from Rs 3,000 to Rs 40,000. The victims are residents of different colonies in Mahesh Nagar.

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February 26, 2018 11:28 pm
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Jaipur: At least 11 people approached the Mahesh Nagar police in Jaipur and registered FIRs when a Delhi-based gang of ATM skimmers withdrew money from their bank accounts.

The fraud amounted to Rs 2.50 lakh. The cyber crime police cell of Rajasthan police was also alerted on suspicion of the involvement of an organized gang. Sources said a team was being rushed to Delhi further investigation.

The money was withdrawn from the bank accounts of the victims between 12 pm and 2.30 pm on Sunday. The amount ranged from Rs 3,000 to Rs 40,000. The victims are residents of different colonies in Mahesh Nagar.

“It seems particular ATMs in Mahesh Nagar area were targeted by the skimmers. We are trying to identify the ATMs. They installed skimming devices in the ATM and detected the code and PIN with the help of spy cameras they had hidden in the ATM booths,” said a police officer.

Two of the victims who approached the police are bank employees. Chetaram Meena is an assistant in SBI Bank. Rs 30,000 were withdrawn from an ICICI Bank ATM in Delhi within three minutes on Sunday. Another bank employee Atendra Meena also reported a theft of Rs 30,000.

First published: February 26, 2018
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