CRIME | 13th Dec 2016
CYBER CRIMINALS AT WORK WITH CARD SWIPING MACHINE
The accused arrested with schemer fitted Swing Machine has disclosed that they had bought the schemer from the electronic market in Delhi. Goa police is in touch with Delhi police to nab other associates of this gang. One of the arrested accused Abhishek Singh is the Son of former Cop of U.P. police Data Ram Naunaria, who had first investigated sensational Arushi Murder case.
Following the central government's initiative to build cashless India, Goa government has set a target, to make Goa first cashless state in the country. It is obvious that in the row to go cashless, maximum use will be of Point of Sale terminals, popularly known as Card Swiping Machine. Goa government's chant to go cashless not only attracted banking service providers, but it has also attracted cyber crooks and criminals.
Cyber cell of Goa police on Saturday arrested 3 accused from Calangute, who were looking for the shop, where they could install schemer fitted Card Swiping Machines. 2 swiping machines along with laptop and other accessories were seized from their possession. A schemer is a small electronic device, which can be fitted in PoS or ATM machines. Schemer clones the number of a Debit or Credit card swiped on it, CVV of the card and PIN of the card. Later, by using the data of a card, criminals can make endless transactions anywhere in the world.
During the interrogation, one of the arrested accused Abhishek Singh has disclosed that there are some more associates in their Delhi NCR based gang. Abhishek Singh has also disclosed that they got these schemers fitted Card Swiping Machines from some electronic market in Delhi. Goa police is in touch with Delhi police to nab other associates of this gang.
Accused Abhishek Singh is the Son of former police of U.P. Datta Ram Naunaria, who had first investigated sensational Arushi murder case. Naunaria was suspended for faulty investigation in the case.
The main handler had promised the arrested trio to give Rs. 11,000 per swipe. So the arrested trio were negotiating with the shopkeepers for about 4-5 thousand rupees per swipe. They had come to Goa to target foreign tourists, thinking that foreigners will not lodge complaint if the money is stolen from their accounts, after leaving India. Goa police is in touch with Delhi police to nab other associates of this gang.