Card Scam

Jan 12, 2007 (LBO) – Credit cards purported to have been issued by two Sri Lankan banks were found with a British national arrested in India over a credit card scam, a media report said. Police examinations of his e-mail had revealed that he had received confidential information such as PIN of ATM cards and PAN and other verification attributes of more than fifteen accounts of various banks, the report said. The suspect Wilfred Louis of London was arrested when he was trying to buy gold jewellery worth 142,000 Indian rupees with a fake credit card, in Navrangpura, the Ahamedabad datelined The Times of India report said.

The report quoting police said, Louis had cards bearing the names of Sri Lanka’s Sampath Bank and People’s Bank.

He also had cards of Barclays Bank of UK, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, India’s HDFC, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Commonwealth Bank.