Gurgaon to have special cell for ATM frauds

Gurgaon, June 22 (IANS) With complaints of ATM frauds in Gurgaon so far this year already outstripping the total cases of last year, a special cell to tackle the menace is being set up, a police officer said on Monday.

The ‘ATM frauds investigation cell’ will be headed by specially-trained Haryana Police inspector and will report to the deputy commissioner of police (crime).

“The nine member team have been finalised and but chief is yet to be named,” a senior police officer told IANS.

Last year, over 400 complaints of ATM frauds were received and around 500 complaints have already been received this year, according to police.

Criminals use a number of ingenious ways including the ‘matchstick trick’, ‘skimmer trick’, ‘shoulder surfing trick’, and other underhand methods to obtain cash fraudulently from the cash dispensing machines.



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