Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mumbai police arrested online fraudster with smart crimes history

Last week Mumbai airport police arrested online fraudster Usman Bin Abdulla, aged 32. During interrogation he gave some shocking clues about his access to credit cards of Ahmedabad residents.

Later on he was brought to Ahmedabad. He told the police that he worked at a call centre in the Ahmedabad and had procured credit card records of more than 10 people in the city.

This is not the first time Abdulla's has been arrested for doing credit card frauds. Officials told before he was arrested in February last year with five credit cards.

AK Jadeja, deputy commissioner of police, Zone I told, "Abdulla used to work at a call center run by one Manish Kakadiya. Here, he had become adept at extracting personal details from customers. He and his accomplices would go to prospective clients and ask for their electricity bills, birth certificates and credit card photocopies.

During a raid, we seized most of the records, but Abdulla managed to keep back some of the data when he was arrested".

Last year in March he was sent to Sabarmati jail, but has managed to get bail and resume his wicked activities. "We are working on his inter-state links and we hope to solve other credit card fraud cases in which he might be involved," Jadeja said. Satellite police station officials are interrogating him.

"He has co-operated with us so far. We have traced his links in Hyderabad, after which before he moved to Mumbai," said KK Patel, inspector of Satellite police station. Officials told that Abdulla had opened a travelling agency in Mumbai where he used to do business in tickets reservation booked on the internet.

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