Major ATM card scam busted

2011-04-12 04:49:41

Police have busted a major ATM card scam amounting to Rs. 12 million in the country, mainly in Colombo and its suburbs, police said.

A special Criminal Investigation Department team arrested two suspects in connection with the scam from Ratmalana with the equipment believed to have been used for this scam, police said.

“One of these suspect was arrested while using a forged credit card at a filling station at Ratmalana,” Police Spokesman SP Preshantha Jayakody said.

He also said that these suspects have been withdrawing large amounts of sums from ATM machines from three leading banks in Colombo.

The Managers of the card centers of Commercial Bank, Hatton National Bank and Nations Trust Bank have lodged a complaint with the Police in this regard. The total sum believed to have been illegally withdrawn is Rs.11, 896,600.

Police investigations have found that the local suspects are linked to an international racket that is widespread.

  Comments - 8

  • S.Zubair Tuesday, 12 April 2011 05:42

    it's good way to be a millionaire

    Reply : 26       7

    ram Tuesday, 12 April 2011 06:52

    This is another method of rob being followed by our politician. If action necessary both parties be punished.

    Reply : 4       16

    zorro Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:16

    are these Tamils coming from the west?

    Reply : 29       8

    The Undertaker Tuesday, 12 April 2011 09:59


    Reply : 4       11

    Sammy Tuesday, 12 April 2011 10:23

    @zorro even Sihalese and Muslims are smart enough to do these things.

    Reply : 6       20

    Mithraka Fernando Tuesday, 12 April 2011 12:02

    from where are you? Ethiopia?

    Reply : 13       7

    Sathees Wednesday, 13 April 2011 02:50

    @zorro : You mean only the Tamils are smart to evade electronic security?

    Reply : 3       7

    Mic Wednesday, 13 April 2011 02:22

    Hey, who said tamils ?

    Reply : 1       5

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