COIMBATORE: The cybercrime cell of the city police arrested a 25-year-old man on Tuesday evening for purchasing 27 mobile phones worth Rs7.97lakh using fake credit cards from Poorvika Mobiles Private Limited in the city.
The arrested person has been identified as P Bhubalan from RNTC Colony in Dindigul. Police said, he was approached by Karthi from Chennai at the Dindigul bus stand during the first week of November, who told him to purchase mobile phones using the credit cards he provided.
Bhubalan was promised Rs 5,000 each time the card was swiped. On November 28, Bhubalan had gone to Poorvika mobile showroom at Ramanathapuram and bought eight mobile phones using the said credit cards. Likewise, he purchased 27 mobile phones from various showrooms belonging to Poorvika Mobiles in the city. The staff of one showroom became suspicious of him and found that he was using fake credit cards. They handed him over to the police who arrested him.
“When Bhubalan gave the mobile phones to Karthi, we suspected that the latter was the mastermind behind the fraud,” said Manikumar, sub-inspector of police, cyber crime cell.
“Fake credit card makers use skimmer machines and collect information on credit cards. The fake cards are made abroad and then sent to agents in India. This is a big network and we are trying to arrest Karthi,” said P Chandramohan, assistant commissioner of police, city crime branch.
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Courtesy : Times of India