The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested a three-man Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraud syndicate operating within Enugu city.
In a statement on Friday in Enugu, the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said the police operatives recovered 30 ATM cards belonging to different individuals from the syndicate.
Amaraizu said the syndicate was smashed by the command’s Anti Cultism Squad who acted on a well-coordinated intelligence information.
He said the syndicate specialised in swindling their victims of hard-earned money from their bank accounts through their ATM cards transactions.
According to him, they do this smartly under the pretext of offering assistance to customers, but exchange their non-workable ATM cards to the genuine customers’ own.
The police spokesman advised members of the public to be vigilant, security conscious and wary of those that would try to offer them help at any ATM machine.