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IIT student arrested for credit card fraud in Ahmedabad

The cyber crime cell of the city police has arrested a student, of IIT, Mumbai's extension center in Gandhinagar, for his involvement in the on-line credit card frauds, police said.

india Updated: May 09, 2009 15:06 IST

The cyber crime cell of the city police has arrested a student, of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai's extension center in Gandhinagar, for his involvement in the on-line credit card frauds, police said.

According to a statement issued by the cyber crime cell one Ashish Ravindran Nathan, student of computer engineering, was arrested yesterday from a garden in the Satellite area here on charges of conducting on-line credit card frauds.

The statement said that Nathan was operating in the city since October last year and has till date duped 25 persons of around Rs seven lakh.

Nathan was in possession of 15 sim cards, four mobile phones, three bogus pan cards, credit card application form and cash of Rs 1.3 lakh, when he was arrested.

He was arrested following a complaint by one of the persons who were victim of credit card fraud. Nathan has been remanded to police custody by a local court here for 14 days.

During primary interrogation, Nathan revealed that he used to get numbers from the yellow pages, call people posing as a Barclay's bank employee who wanted to inform them about the free credit card offer.

He would than ask the people to give their existing credit card number along with the CVV number to avail the limited period offer.

After getting the credit card number, Nathan would call the helpline of the person's credit card company and impersonate as the original customer and ask them to change contact details, so that all queries would be diverted to him.

Nathan has good conection with travel agents and would use the credit card numbers obtained to purchase airline tickets online.

Cyber crime cell officials said, Nathan used to call people under different names and used false identity cards of Barclay's company to get documents from the people.