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6 Men were Captured in Coimbatore for Phishing ATM


The gang of six-member, whosteal debit card information from ATMs in Coimbatore,utilizing micro camera and skimmer and drained Rs19lakh from users of different banks, was furnished with gadgets which could make duplicate cardswhile in a motionedcar.


They own a card writer that could produce duplicate debit cards utilizing information stolen from ATMs with the help of skimmer they kept at ATMs.


Strangely, all the users had utilized the ATM machine of Singanallur, on that day for money withdrawal. Police of Singanallursent the complaint to the branch of cybercrime after the Bank logged a complaint.


"The most troublesome part engaged with their strategy was placing the skimmer to gather information from the debit card's magnetic strips which people swiped at ATMs and micro camera to capture the card's PIN. Their images were caught by the observation cameras. When card information and PIN are gathered, they could duplicate information of a card in a vacant card utilizing the writer as well as laptop and take the cash from any ATM from the specific account," stated an officer who was involved in the team of inspection to bust the group, according to the post on thehindu.com dated onJune 25, 2018.


When police recovered the ATM's CCTV footage from thesurveillance camera, they saw a skimmer is being installed to the ATM. According to the CCTV footage, one special team was produced to track the criminals to Bengaluru.


The special force captured the six criminals at Krishnagiri outside a lodge. Duringinspection, the men admitted to have performed the crime. The police also recovered 2 laptops, 20 fraud debit cards, 17 smart phones, and 2 luxury cars, 1 card reader and 40gms gold. The micro camera, skimmer, empty cards, card writerand different accessoriesneeded for the treachery were obtained from some online dealers, Bengaluru as well as Mumbai.


The team had utilized similar scheme to plunder ATMs in Andhra Pradeshand Puducherry. The team has been captured. The branch of cybercrime will proceed with the inspection as it is trusted that a massive network is behind the wrongdoing.

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