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30 held for cheating SBI credit card holders of Rs 5 crore

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

: Thirty people including 22 tele-callers have been arrested by the Cyberabad police in New for allegedly cheating nearly 2,000 SBI credit card holders to the tune of Rs five crore.

Cyberabad Police V C told reporters here they acted on a complaint that some unknown persons posing as SBI Credit Card division staff called up customers, collected card details and carried out monetary transactions through

The mastermind behind the crime, was among those arrested, he said.

Twenty-two of those arrested were telecallers, mostly women, who helped the other accused to carry out the crime, he added.

From the last week of February, three of the accused, who were running fake SBI credit card call centres by engaging 22 telecallers to cheat SBI credit card customers by obtaining their card details including OTP numbers through a website ( to carry out transactions, said.

All the accused were arrested July 8 and produced before a local court in Delhi, which directed that the 22 telecallers appear before the of the here on July 23.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 19:15 IST