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Posted at: Aug 11, 2018, 2:00 AM; last updated: Aug 11, 2018, 10:23 AM (IST)

Same gang fixed devices at ATMs, suspect police

5 new card cloning complaints

  • Mohali: Five fresh complaints of card cloning have been received in Mohali. The total estimated loss in these cases is around Rs 35,000, the police said. The police are holding meetings with banks to ascertain the complaints received by them. ICICI Bank has issued a statement saying that it will refund money to the affected customers.

Amit Sharma

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 10

It was the same gang of fraudsters who installed cloning devices at Canara Bank ATMs in Chandigarh and Mohali. The police have recovered the CCTV footage of the two ATM booths, in which suspects are seen installing cloning devices.

The ATM cloning devices were installed at Canara Bank ATMs in the city on August 3 and 4.

The UT police have received the footage of the CCTV camera installed at the ATM booth in the Modern Housing Complex (MHC), Mani Majra.

The footage shows two suspects visiting the ATM at two different times in the morning. One of the suspects, wearing a cap, visited the ATM at 8 am. He is seen with a bag. The same suspect is seen in the CCTV footage visiting the ATM again at 8.30 am. This time, he is without the bag.

The CCTV footage of the Canara Bank ATM in Sector 35 also shows the same suspect arriving there carrying the same bag, but this time with a different cap. The accused then installed the cloning device there.

Police sources said from the CCTV grabs, it seemed that the gang had at least four members. The sources said they would share the CCTV footage with other neighbouring states.

Similar cloning devices were recovered from the Canara Bank ATMs in Sector 17, 35 and the MHC, Mani Majra. A skimming device and a camera installed above the keypad were recovered from the ATM booths.


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