Syndicate Carry Out Their Mission Under The Pretext Of Helping Victims
A three man Automated Teller Machine Fraudster operating within Enugu city, has been arrested by the Police Command in the state.
SP Ebere Amaraizu, the command’s spokesman, while speaking on Friday in Enugu, said 30 ATM cards belonging to different individuals were recovered from the syndicate.
Amaraizu revealed that the syndicate were apprehended by the the command’s Anti Cultism Squad who acted on intelligent information.
He said that the fraudster were known for withdrawing the hard-earned money of victims from their accounts through their ATM cards transactions.
Naija News gathered that they carry out this mission under the pretext of offering assistance to customers but exchange their non-functional ATM cards with the customers’ genuine own.
“They will pick the real ATM cards and also spy on the pin code of the genuine customers’ cards.
“They use this trick to wreck havoc on the affected victims and hereby withdrawing all the customers’ deposit in a matter of some hours,’’ he said.
The suspect’s names were given as Chinweuba Ogodo, a tricycle operator in the city, who is from Ezza in Ebonyi; Okechukwu Nwoke, a bus driver from Ahiazu Mbaise,Imo; and Sopuruchi Emmanuel from Alayi Bende, Abia; all resident in Enugu.
Amaraizu said that Ogodo regretted his involvement in the crime and blamed it on lack of knowledge.
He said Ogodo confessed that as a commercial tricycle rider, he was always contracted by Nwoke and Emmanuel to convey them to banks with crowded ATM customers where they loitered to discover their preys.
He said that a full scale investigation into the incident had begun.
The police spokesman advised members of the public to be vigilant, security conscious and wary of those that would try to offer them help at any ATM machine.
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