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Card data theft: Accused arrested from Delhi

mumbai Updated: Apr 16, 2015 00:20 IST
Saurabh M Joshi
Saurabh M Joshi
Hindustan Times
Mumbai news

The Mumbai crime branch arrested a man from Delhi, who had allegedly provided data of around 85,000 debit and credit card customers of two private banks to fraudsters.

Officials from the property cell of the crime branch said the accused, arrested from Naraina village, worked in the back office of a company that dealt with the data.

The accused, Sayyad Abrar Ahmed, had worked with Ratandeep Sood, 27, and Sandeep Rajak alias Prasad, 23, who were arrested earlier in the case.

“Ahmed was a team head, while the other two worked with him. He claims he got the data from a vendor and many people are involved in this. We are trying to trace the vendor,” said a crime branch officer.

Ahmed told the police he would get around 12% cut, depending on the number of customers the accused could cheat using the data given by him.

The accused would call the customers and ask them for all their details including birth date and residential address. Following this, they would ask for details of their credit/debit cards and the CVV or PIN to make online purchases.

Ahmed was traced to Delhi and arrested and produced in a local court there. He was brought to Mumbai and is being interrogated further.

Two more people are wanted in the case, said investigators. Ahmed has been remanded in police custody till Friday.

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