BENGALURU: Bengaluru police have arrested two persons who were involved in making fake credit and debit cards by stealing information related to the bank accounts of the public by posing as bank managers over the phone.
Nadeem Shariff (30), a resident of K P Agrahara and Apsar Rehman (33), resident of Mysuru were arrested from Goa.
They had called up the account holders posing as bank managers while trying to gather details of credit cards and passwords from them, especially foreigners. They used the details to clone the cards and used them to withdraw money and make purchases.
According to the Police, the duo operated from Bengaluru, Mumbai, Goa, Jammu-Kashmir and Jaipur.
The police claim the accused had tie ups with commercial establishments that allowed them to use the EDC machines, also known as the swipe machine for the transactions.
Police have seized Rs 10.15 lakh cash, EDC machine, Laptop, 10 blank ATM cards of different banks, Debit/credit card reader and other documents from the duo.