Faridpur Bhanga Credit Card Scammers!

The Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has tracked down a group of cyber crooks based in Faridpur’s Bhanga who mainly target people with credit and debit cards.

This year, the DB’s Cyber ​​and Special Crime division received at least three such cases where scammers defrauded a considerable sum, a DB official said.

One of the gang’s victims, Md Jahidur Rahman Akanda filed a complaint with Tejgaon police station on February 13, where he mentioned that one of the scammers called him introducing him as a representative of the center of calls from his credit card provider, Langka Bangla Limited.

He asked Jahidur to provide some information needed to upgrade or update the credit card password. He also asked for the CVV number on the back of a card.

“After I gave him the password and CVV code, 2,10,000 Tk was withdrawn from my card in about seven minutes. In each of the seven transactions he made, he transferred 30,000 Tk on other accounts,” the filing reads.

In another case filed with Ramna Police Station, another victim, Md Hasanuzzaman, mentioned that a scammer posing as a customer service operator called him and scammed him.

“The scammer scammed Tk 30,000 from my credit card from a reputable private bank,” he wrote in the case.

A DB official said that Md Rezaul Matubbar, president of Kalamridha parishad syndicate of Bhanga upazila of Faridpur, allegedly sponsored the crooks. With the direct help of his friend Didar Munshi, he orchestrated the formation of the gang. Police also discovered that there were about five cases, including drug and fraud-related cases, against the president.

Cyber ​​and Special Crime Division Deputy Commissioner Tareq Bin Rashid told The Business Standard that they have already launched a campaign to catch the scammers.

“After reviewing numerous complaints, we have learned that some influential people in Bhanga upazila are involved in the gang. Once they are identified, we will arrest them,” he added.

The president of the parishad union declined to comment on the allegation.

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