A foreign national has been arrested in connection with recent ATM frauds in Bangladesh, police have said.
Detective Branch (DB) Deputy Commissioner Mahfuzur Rahman said that the foreigner has been identified as Piotr Szcdepan Mazurek, a citizen of Ukraine.
Three Bangladesh nationals— Moksed Al Makal, Rezaul Karim Shahin and Refat Ahmed Rony have been also arrested.
DB officials said they are employees of City Bank’s IT division.
In a complaint filed with police on Feb 14, the United Commercial Bank (UCB) said CCTV camera footage had revealed a foreigner installing, at an ATM, a skimming device meant to steal account information.
Police said five foreigners having affinity with the man in the footage were under watch.
Fraudsters had installed devices and video cameras at six booths of the UCB, Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) and City Bank to steal client information.
Altogether 1,200 transactions took place after the device installation. As many as 40 bank cards were cloned to withdraw Tk 2 million, according to media reports citing police sources.
EBL had identified 24 defrauded clients and reimbursed them, while City Bank filed a complaint with police over the ATM scams. – News Deska