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2020-03-23 01:10:56 BdST

3 arrested for misappropriating Tk 50 lakh


Three members of a fraud gang -- who misappropriated about Tk 50 lakh from over 100 bank accounts in Dhaka, Faridpur and Cox's Bazar -- have been arrested, claimed Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of police.

According to media report, leader of the gang Mamun Talukdar was arrested from a hotel in Cox’s Bazar while gang member Raju Farazi was picked up from Dhaka’s Jatrabari area on Friday.

Najmul Islam, additional deputy commissioner (cybercrime) of CTTC unit, said another member Mithu Mridha was nabbed at Bhanga in Faridpur on Saturday.

They used to trick ATM card users to know their CVV (card verification value) numbers and OTP (one-time password) of mobile phones, said the official.

The gang used to collect ATM card numbers, user names, and mobile numbers from branch managers by calling them from cloned numbers of the card divisions of respective banks, CTTC said.

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