Suspected Turkish nationals clone cards, pilfer lakhs from
Tripura ATMs
    Agartala, Nov 18 (PTI) Suspected Turkish nationals
have taken out lakhs of rupees from ATMs of a nationalised
bank in Tripura by using cloning devices, the police said here
on Monday.
    It appeared that some devices had been installed in
those ATMs to clone debit cards and fraudulently withdraw
    The bank has received 45 complaints from customers in
the last two days that their money was taken out from various
ATMs in Agartala, State Bank of India Regional Manager
Dibyendu Chowdhury said.
    Additional Inspector-General of Police, Law & Order,
Subrata Chakraborty said the cases were handed over to the
Cyber Cell of the police department.
    Superintendent of Tripura Police's Cyber Crime wing
Sharmistha Chakraborty said as per preliminary investigations,
some Turkish nationals had taken out lakhs of rupees of bank
customers through the card-cloning devices.
    "We are in the process of collecting complaints of
bank customers from various police stations and bank branches
to gather information. It is suspected that some Turkish
nationals have stolen money from several ATMs and left Tripura
for Kolkata. Investigation is on," Chakraborty said. PTI JOY

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