Delhi Restaurant Staff Arrested For Cloning Customers’ Debit, Credit Cards

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On Wednesday an employee of a Central Delhi restaurant was arrested for allegedly cloning debit and credit cards of customers and duping them of close to Rs 4 lakh, a PTI report said. The accused was identified as Pankaj Kumar, the police told PTI.

Delhi Restaurant Staff Arrested For Cloning Customers' Debit, Credit Cards

The report further said that on 14 February, a private bank filed a case stating that a few of its customers with debit and credit cards reported disputed transactions despite possessing their cards with them at the time of the transaction.
During the investigation, the police observed that one restaurant in Connaught Place was the common point of purchase for all the cards.

Police matched all the dates when the cards were compromised at that restaurant and found that Pankaj, a steward staff, was the person who had attended all the customers whose cards had disputed transactions, the officer said.

The police then laid a trap at the restaurant and arrested Pankaj and one screamer was recovered from him. On interrogation, he told police that he learned to clone cards from someone named Rahul. Pankaj used to re-swap cards of the customers and note down their last four digits, PIN and bank name and hand over the screamer with the data of cards and other details to Rahul.

A total of Rs 3,75,300 were transferred from the bank accounts of these cards. The police are now looking to nab Rahul.

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