The Jakarta Post
National Police's detective corps (Bareskrim) have arrested 119 foreigners from Taiwan, Hong Kong and countries in Eastern Europe for committing alleged fraud through Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) skimming.
'Their targets are foreigners living in Jakarta and Bali,' said Detective Corps chief Comr. Gen. Anang Iskandar, adding that the foreigners were arrested in a number of Indonesian cities.
ATM skimming is a type of fraud that occurs when an ATM is compromised by a skimming device, a card reader, which can be disguised to look like a part of the machine. The card reader saves the users' card number and pin code, which is then replicated in a counterfeit copy for theft.
Anang said that his office also cooperated with Interpol to arrests other suspects, who had run to other countries, including those in Bosnia.
'We have handled the case. The suspects are foreigners and the victims are also foreigners. It is a big case. We handle it carefully,' said Anang as reported by kompas.com on Tuesday.
According to Anang, the suspects are members of international crime groups that are well organized. (bbn)(++++)