Skimming at ATMs in Mangaluru - Four arrested, assets confiscated


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP/ANK)

Mangaluru, Feb 24: Between November 2020 and now, culprits had fitted skimming devices in ATMs of Bank of India at Kulai, Canara Bank at Nagori and Capitanio, SBI ATM at Mangaladevi, Canara Bank ATM at Chilimbi etc through which data of the ATM consumers was extracted. Fake ATM cards were made with these details and money was withdrawn in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Kasargod, Goa, Madikeri etc.

A total of 22 skimming cases were registered at the cybercrime police station in the city. In this connection, four accused have been arrested who are Gladwin Jinto Joy alias Jintu (37), resident of Thrissur, Kerala; Dinesh Singh Rawat (44), Prem Nagar, Delhi; Abdul Majeed (27), Koodlu, Kasargod; and Rahul T S (24), resident of Alappuzha, Kerala.


The accused


The skimming device




Police commissioner at the press meet


Screengrabs from CCTV footage

The arrests were affected by the cybercrime police inspector and staff under the directions of the deputy police commissioner (crime and traffic) and deputy police commissioner (law and order). Skimming device, two cars used for the crime, fake ATM cards, five mobile phones, two apple watches, were confiscated from their possession.

The total estimated value of things recovered from them has been put at Rs 25,00,000, a release by the police stated.

Addressing media on Wednesday February 24, police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said, “Accused Gladwin Jinto Joy is a BCom drop out and his parents stay abroad. Gladwin ordered the skimming devices online and used to experiment at various ATMs in different locations. Once his experiments were successful, he visited other locations, befriended hotel workers and auto drivers and formed a gang to withdraw money through skimming. Later, they would disperse to other locations.

“They used the money for lavish expenditures buying costly dresses, gadgets and spending money on girls. If the operations failed, they used to intercept people who would come to withdraw money at ATMs, snatch their money and escape from the spot. One of the accused in the case, Ajmal, who was trying to escape by assaulting the police, was injured. He is admitted to a hospital. We have an eye on him.

“The accused would closely watch when money was being loaded into ATMs. After half an hour, they would fix the skimming machine to the ATMs. Before the ATMs would be refilled with money again, they would withdraw money from various accounts. So far, they have withdrawn Rs 25 to Rs 30 lac.

“There are several ATMs where there are no security guards. Even though there is CCTV installed, there is no system where live monitoring can be done to avoid such incidents. In several bank burglary cases, we noticed that the CCTVs were not functioning since a week or so. The banks should also think about crime prevention along with bank expansion. The bans, expanding their branches, open ATMs in vulnerable places like small rooms with no security guards,” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • suhail, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 25 2021

    Mangalore Locals should Have close eye on this malus and watch all their activities and moments and stop Mangalore becoming another Up of India

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Now you know why i was against these mallus coming here for study ? only to carry out illegal activities that includes ragging and ATM skimming, the other day someone was ranting about my comment.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    "Gladwin Jinto Joy alias Jintu (37), resident of Thrissur, Kerala; Dinesh Singh Rawat (44), Prem Nagar, Delhi; Abdul Majeed (27), Koodlu, Kasargod; and Rahul T S (24), resident of Alappuzha, Kerala." - KL talent at the forefront...

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    They were just withdrawing the 15 lakhs as promised by Feku.

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  • SachiN, ManglorE

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Amar, Akbar, Antony

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Only Mobile OTP can prevent these type of fraud .

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  • ponkra, mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Do not use ATMs as far as possible. I have stopped going to ATMs after the coronavirus pandemic. As far as possible bring cash from bank and keep at home.. much safer. Also deal in cash as far as possible even at buying outlets.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    I have a separate account in a different bank which has a debit card, when I go outstation I put some amount in it and when I come back I transfer it back to my main bank, so that there is only minimum balance, in that account with debit card.All other accounts do not have any cards or internet banking. This way my liability is limited.If there is any call from anywhere asking for personal details I switch off the phone and blacklist the number. Apart from skimming, anything online can be hacked.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 25 2021

    Monty Dotor, Day is not far off when banks will cease to exist and all transactions will be through bitcoins and blockchain!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Such a secular thrives..

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Monty Dotor is right because the first two were caught by the alert public as per earlier news reports!

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  • Shobakka, Udupi

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Venture of Amar Akbar Antony also Kerala and Delhi Dosti gang

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  • Alan, mangalore/U.S.A

    Thu, Feb 25 2021

    but Rawat happens to be a gujrathi

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Is it so difficult for the 🏧 manufacturers to introduce a simple obstructive device to prevent fixing of these skimming apparatus?

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Good job from Police.The money police recovered from them donate it to the poor people or who urgently need operation and have no money.Almost every innocent persons get Corona.Are these people immune to this?Such a stupid people.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Extreme right guy in blue T shirt has our top Ex cricketers resemblances. !

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Hahaha..Yes you r rite...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Good Job by Mangalore Police ...

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    They were caught by alert public.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    They are all suspected criminals till the charges are proven........

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Well done Mangalore crime branch police.

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    Stupid skimmers know how ATM skimming tool works but doesn't have an idea how CCTV works.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 24 2021

    They might have bought the skimming device from another fraudster who might have charged a hefty amount .These dumbs in a hurry to get back their investment might have placed the skimming device to get back the return on their investment in a hurry ..clear lack of planning by the thieves ..However the bottom line is electronic systems are susceptible for theft ..there is nothing like 100% safety ..but public has to be aware ..and take precautions while doing online transactions. Have 2 bank accounts ..one which you hold are you money and the other bank account which is used for transactions like ..the money in this account should be minimal ..Also these days SBI has started providing cash on ATM without having to use the ATM card .

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