Electronic Fraud

Nov 04, 2012 (LBO) – Two Romanian nationals have been arrested over a millions of rupees have been stolen from unsuspecting account holder using forged automated teller machine cards, a media report said. Sri Lanka’s The Sunday Times newspaper said at least 2.3 million rupees have been stolen from the account holders from banks in Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia, Bambalapitiya and Wellawatte suburbs of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo.

The suspects had 58 ATM cards in their possession, when they were arrested by police in Dehiwela, the report said.

The report quoted police as saying that the two were believed to be a part of a wider group of foreign fraudsters operating in the country with the help of some locals.