Beware of people helping you take out money from ATMs
Three men, including a security guard posted outside a State Bank of India ATM, were arrested for their alleged involvement in a cheating racket, police said on Thursday.delhi Updated: Jan 13, 2012 01:11 IST
Three men, including a security guard posted outside a State Bank of India ATM, were arrested for their alleged involvement in a cheating racket, police said on Thursday.
Ashok Chand, deputy commissioner of police (crime), said the arrested have been identified as security guard Mohinder Sharma (35), a travel operator named Ajit Singh (23) and a tout named Anil Mehra (52).
"On the pretext of helping bank customers use the ATM machine, Sharma obtained their debit card numbers along with pin numbers and sold these details to Singh. For each such transaction he was paid Rs 500," DCP Chand said.
Police said the trio were arrested from near from a cinema hall in central Delhi's Paharganj area on Tuesday.
Two other such touts and travel agents have been identified and efforts are on to apprehend them.
Police said Singh went one step ahead. He would further use these details to book online air, train, movie tickets and even tickets for events such as the Sun Burn Festival held in Goa recently.
"Till date the total illegal proceeds of the trio have amounted to around R9.25 lakh. More than 250 ATM card numbers with their respective PIN numbers have been recovered from Singh's residence in Noida. His illegal proceeds amount to around R6 Lakh," the officer said.
A resident of Punjab but presently residing at a hotel in Pahar Ganj since August, 2011, Mehra has also been apprehended.
Mehra used to solicit customers for purchase of air tickets, train tickets and movie tickets in the area of Pahar Ganj and pass on the details to Ajit Singh who used to procure relevant tickets online by using the ATM card and PIN numbers that he got from Mohinder Sharma. His illegal proceeds amount to R2 lakh.