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ATM phishing: one more case registered against six-member gang

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The Cyber Cell of the Coimbatore city police have registered one more case against the six-member gang which was busted for siphoning off at least ₹20 lakh from account holders of various banks in the city by cloning their debit cards.

The police said that the new case is related to phishing of card details from an ATM on Lawley Road earlier this month.

“So far we have received only three complaints from those who had used the ATM on Lawley Road. The complainants together lost money to the tune of ₹1 lakh from their accounts” said an official.

The details of the debit cards belonging to those duped were collected by the accused using a skimmer and micro camera installed at the ATM. Later, they cloned the debit cards to withdraw the money.

The accused were arrested during the investigation of phishing reported at an ATM on Kamarajar Road near Singanallur. They had accessed card details of more than 15 persons and siphoned off ₹19 lakh.

So far, the Cyber Cell have registered six cases against the gang for ATM phishing here.

According to officials, who are part of the investigation, D. Lavasanthan (29), a Sri Lankan national and a resident of Thilagar Street in Chennai who headed the gang, had highest number of cases against him for phishing in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and other States.

Meanwhile, Cyber Cell officials said that the application seeking the custody of the accused will be filed before court after two days. The accused are currently in judicial custody.

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