A scam of stealing depositors’ data via ATM machines revealed

Saturday, 30 April 2016 - 7:59


The CID has commenced an investigation with regard to a foreign scam where data is hacked via ATM machines.

It was reported that the data of local depositors is hacked via electronic devices.

Two Chinese individuals were arrested in connection with the scam, and they have been remanded until the 11th of May.

The suspects have obtained data of local depositors using such electronic devices fixed into ATM machines of several branches of banks in Colombo.

Following this incident, an investigation was initiated by the CID.

Police noted the scam is operated by an organized group living overseas.

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