BB seeks bank details of six in ATM fraud probe

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Bangladesh Bank has asked all commercial banks in Bangladesh to check bank details of all  six persons nabbed over the recent ATM fraud, including  foreign national Piotr Szcdepan Mazurek over the recent ATM fraud.

The other five, whose financial details have been sought, include, Refaz Ahmed, who hails from Brahmanbarhia but lived in Gazipur and residents of Dhaka’s Badda Rezaul Karim and Maksudul Alam alias Morshed Alam Maksud, hails from Mymensingh.

Bangladesh Bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has also written to banks to check on Saif-uz-Zaman, a former bank staffer but now a money exchange firm employee and IT firm employee Humayun Kabir.

The FIU has provided their passport numbers, present and permanent addresses and told banks to respond within 10 days if there are any bank accounts maintained by them or organisations they are affiliated to.

 

Fraudsters had installed devices and video cameras at six booths of United Commercial Bank Limited (UCBL), Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) and City Bank Limited to steal client information.

 

Altogether 1,200 transactions had taken place after the devices were installed. As many as 40 bankcards were cloned and Tk 2 million withdrawn, according to media reports citing police sources.

 

The EBL had identified 24 defrauded clients and paid them back, while City Bank filed a complaint with police over the ATM fraud.

 

In a separate complaint filed with police, the UCBL said CCTV camera footage had revealed a foreigner installing, at an ATM, a skimming device meant to steal account information.

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