IEP Chandigarh, June 5
The Anti ATM Fraud Cell, a specialized unit dedicated to combating ATM fraud in State Crime Branch, Haryana has achieved a significant milestone in its relentless pursuit of financial frauds. Through tireless efforts and the expertise of its dedicated officers, the Anti ATM Fraud Cell has successfully solved 110 cases of ATM fraud earlier closed by district police as untraced and has thus delivered a major blow to those involved in these illicit activities.
Over the last few months, the Anti ATM Fraud Cell has been actively engaged in identifying, investigating, and bringing to justice those responsible for fraudulent activities targeting ATMs. Leveraging their vast experience and cutting-edge techniques, the Anti ATM Fraud Cell’s team of seasoned investigators collaborated closely with various financial institutions, visited ATM booths, analysed CCTV footage and mobile tower dumps to identify perpetrators and build strong cases against them
As a result of these diligent efforts, the Anti ATM Fraud Cell has made significant progress, leading to the arrest of 81 individuals directly involved in various forms of ATM fraud. These criminals employed tactics such as card cloning, skimming, and phishing scams to defraud unsuspecting ATM users. The apprehension of these fraudsters will serve as a strong deterrent to others contemplating engaging in similar illicit activities.
The Anti ATM Fraud Cell’s success extends beyond the arrests. In the course of their investigations, they have also managed to recover a substantial amount of Rs 17 lakhs, which has been returned to the rightful owners. This recovery not only provides relief to the victims who fell victim to these fraudulent schemes but also sends a clear message that the Anti ATM Fraud Cell is committed to safeguarding the financial interests of the public.
The Anti ATM Fraud Cell acknowledges and appreciates the invaluable cooperation and support from the public in reporting suspicious activities related to ATM fraud. The timely reporting and vigilance of individuals have played a crucial role in the success of these investigations. The Anti ATM Fraud Cell encourages the public to remain cautious while using ATMs and urges them to immediately report any suspicious transactions or activities to the local law enforcement authorities or the cybercrime helpline number 1930.
“The Cell will continue its diligent efforts to detect, prevent, and investigate any instances of ATM fraud entrusted to it and ensure a safe and secure banking experience for all citizens.” said OP Singh, Additional DGP, Crime, Haryana.
“This accomplishment serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment of Haryana Police in protecting the interests of the public and maintaining the integrity of the financial system.”, said PK Agrawal, DGP Haryana.