Man Duped Of Rs 58,000 In Credit Card Fraud, One Held

Thane: A man has been arrested in connection with a credit card fraud. The accused had cloned the credit cards of several people from across the city and he used them to shop for electronic goods. The accused is said to be from Mumbai.
 
A 39-year-old Thane resident was also duped by the accused of Rs 58,000 recently. The victim, Sarjerao Gade, had received a text message on his phone stating that his card was used to shop for goods worth Rs 38,990 at an electronic store in Mahim. A little later he received yet another message wherein Rs 20,000 was debited at a mobile shop in Dadar.
 
The victim immediately checked to see whether he was robbed of his credit card. But he was startled to find it safe in his wallet.
 
Gade then contacted the Thane cyber crime cell that transferred the case to the Kasarwadavli police. A case has been registered under Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Information Technology Act. The cops told the victim that the accused must have cloned his credit card and used it. During investigations, the cops learnt that the accused had duped others as well in a similar manner. When the cops got in touch with the electronic store, the manager went through the CCTV footage and zeroed in on a person. They then alerted the other branches about the accused.
 
A few days ago, the accused had visited one of the electronic store’s branch at Belapur. The store in-charge immediately contacted the police who arrested him. The accused has been handed over to the Khar police. ”Once the cops at the Khar police station are done with their investigation, we will take him into our custody,” said a cop from Kasarwadavli.
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Courtesy: Times of India
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