These Ukrainians withdrew cash from ATMs without any transaction recorded in the bank server or deduction of money from any client's account.
In spite of Tk 25 lakh being stolen using around 40 cloned cards in February last year, identity theft by miscreants, exploiting weaknesses in credit and debit card security systems, ATMs, point-of-sales (POS) and banks, is continuing alarmingly in the country.
A Chinese national was detained yesterday at an ATM booth in the capital's Kataban on suspicion of his involvement in a card scam.
It seems these days in Bangladesh we are either forced or almost obliged to give personal, sometimes very private, information to some national bodies
Fraudsters might actually have stolen over Tk 1 crore -- four times the amount initially thought -- from ATM booths of several banks using cloned cards last month, the central bank and investigators say.
Criminals are now using international credit cards issued by foreign banks to steal money.
Foreigners living in Bangladesh are now under the scanner following the arrest of a German citizen in connection with the recent ATM scam, says home minister.
Police said to have sniffed out a crime network of hotels, travel agencies, bank officials and businessmen involved in the recent ATM scam.
Foreign fraudsters in collaboration with local bankers and merchants are believed to have committed more card frauds on point-of-sale (POS) terminals than what they had done with ATMs, experts and investigators said.