A man from Nigeria, two others were arrested in India while installing skimmers and pinhole cameras at ATMs.
According to Time of India, Indian police have arrested a man from Nigeria.
The Pune cybercrime police arrested a 31-year-old Nigerian and two Indians on charges of installing skimmers and pinhole cameras at various ATM kiosks.
Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta, who reported this Thursday night, December 10, said that a Nigerian citizen named Lucas William, a resident of Handewadi in Hadapsar, was arrested Wednesday while setting up a skimmer and camera. hole on the ATM.
The police seized six cloned ATM cards, two skimmers, several microchips and other electronic devices used to commit the crime.
The Commissioner also said that William has been illegally staying in India for the past six years.
Police said two Mumbai residents from Nashik were also arrested for installing skimmers and pinhole cameras at various ATM kiosks.
“We returned Rs 38,000 in cash, 359 cloned cards from various banks, 13 skimmers, 12 digital cameras with holes, two walkie-talkies, 15 micro-batteries, a card printer, four laptops and other electronic devices by Mohammed Akil Adil Bhorania (37) and Mohammed Faizan Farouk Chhatrivala (37) both live in Dongri, Mumbai. Chhatriva has a degree in electrical engineering and understands electronic circuits. “ Gupta said.
A police team led by Deputy Police Commissioner (Information Technology) Bhagyashri Navatake and Inspector Rajkumar Vakchaure received information that unidentified people are installing skimmers and pinhole cameras at various ATMs in Camp, Hadapsar and surrounding areas.
The police also learned that some card details were stolen and cash withdrawn from cloned cards in Nashik in the last week of November. A police team has been dispatched to Nashik to track any operations with the cloned cards. On the evening of December 6, police arrested Bhorania and Chhatrivala.
“Chhatrivala and his gang members, including Bhorania, have installed skimmers and pinhole cameras at several ATM machines in Mumbai, Thane (Kalwa and Mumbra), Hyderabad, Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat. Chhatrivala was arrested by Kalva police in 2017. But after receiving the bail, he went first to Nepal and then to Dubai. He stayed in Dubai for two years. But after returning to India, he resumed illegal activities. “ Gupta added.
When asked, the two testified that they installed skimmers and cameras at five ATMs in the city in November.
“There is a possibility that Chhatriva and Bhoraniya may have installed skimmers and cameras at several ATMs in the city,” said Ashok Morale, additional police commissioner (crime).
Joint Police Commissioner Ravindra Shishwe said all the incidents took place at ATM machines.
“The banking authorities need awareness. We will hold meetings with them and advise you to strengthen security at ATMs in order to avoid such incidents. We will also advise them to stick informational stickers or posters in the kiosks so that people can check if additional equipment is attached to the installations. ” – said Shishwe.