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Greater Jakarta: Police arrest four credit card swindlers

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 23 2016   /  09:22 am

The Jakarta Police Cyber Crime division has broken up a ring of credit card fraudsters with the arrest of four suspects.

Over 1,600 credit card holders had been targeted by the ring since 2014 with a total loss of Rp 5 billion (US$375,000).

“The number of victims might be higher than that. If we didn’t take action, it would possibly lead to even greater losses,” Jakarta Police Special Crimes division chief Sr. Comr. Fadil Imran said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.

The suspects, identified only as GS, A, AH and PSS, had allegedly stolen credit card holder data from several private banks.

The police arrested PSS in May at the office of a telecommunications operator on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta. “The suspect was filling a request to replace a phone SIM card using an apparently fake ID card,” he said. After developing the case, the p...