Crime Branch Advisory
The Nigerian Scam
Three people held guilty in on line
credit card scam
Date: February 28, 2007
Customers credit card details were
misused through online means for booking air-tickets. These culprits
were caught by the city Cyber Crime Investigation Cell in pune.
It is found that details misused were belonging to 100 people.
Mr. Parvesh Chauhan, ICICI Prudential
Life Insurance officer had complained on behalf of one of his customer.
In this regard Mr. Sanjeet Mahavir Singh Lukkad, Dharmendra Bhika
Kale and Ahmead Sikandar Shaikh were arrested. Lukkad being employeed
at a private institution, Kale was his friend. Shaiklh was employed
in one of the branches of State Bank of India .
According to the information provided
by the police, one of the customer received a SMS based alert for
purchasing of the ticket even when the credit card was being held
by him. Customer was alert and came to know something was fishy;
he enquired and came to know about the misuse. He contacted the
Bank in this regards. Police observed involvement of many Bank s
in this reference.
The tickets were book through online
means. Police requested for the log details and got the information
of the Private Institution. Investigation revealed that the details
were obtained from State Bank of India . Shaikh was working in the
credit card department; due to this he had access to credit card
details of some customers. He gave that information to Kale. Kale
in return passed this information to his friend Lukkad. Using the
information obtained from Kale Lukkad booked tickets. He used to
sell these tickets to customers and get money for the same. He had
given few tickets to various other institutions.
Cyber Cell head DCP Sunil Pulhari
and PI Mohan Mohadikar A.P.I Kate were involved in eight days of
investigation and finally caught the culprits.
In this regards various Banks have
been contacted; also four air-line industries were contacted.
DCP Sunil Pulhari has requested customers who have fallen in to
this trap to inform police authorities on 2612-4452 or 2612-3346
if they have any problems.