Bank card fraud syndicate arrested
By Jurina Nkwazi
13 December 2010
Three suspects facing charges of Fraud & contravention of the Electronic Communications & Transaction Act. will appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s court on Monday.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said, “Staff filling up cash at an Atm in Welgemoed on Saturday noticed an attachment which was placed over the face of the Atm.
“They then contacted Forensic Investigator who positioned two groups in the area and kept the Atm under close surveillance.
“It is alleged that a Bulgarian group was behind the scam based on the high tech equipment used.”
“The suspects retrieved the devices Sunday morning and were apprehended as they were getting into their vehicles,” he added.
The camera used for recording the victim’s Pin number as well as the actual Skimming device placed over the card access point was also retrieved.
High tech equipment used to retrieve banking details and R50 000 cash was recovered at one the suspects homes in Table View.