The accused, who hail from Delhi and Hyderabad, were cheating foreign customers under the pretence of providing technical services.


Cyberabad police have busted a Rs 50 crore global credit card scam and arrested a seven-member inter-state gang of fraudsters. The accused, who hail from Delhi and Hyderabad, were cheating foreign customers under the pretence of providing technical services.

Cyber Crime police of Cyberabad Commissionerate made the breakthrough after busting a fake call centre in Mohali, Punjab during the investigation into a complaint by Abdul Nayeem, authorised signatory of HDFC Bank Credit Intelligence and control unit, Hyderabad.

The complainant sought action against a merchant for multiple suspicious transactions happening on the swiping machine issued to them. Transactions were done through 85 different international cards to the tune of Rs 64.40 lakh between December 18 and 23, 2021.

According to Cyberabad Police Commissioner Stephen Raveendra, the gang was involved in cheating payment gateways. The accused targeted residents of the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.

The arrested were identified as Naveen Bhutani, Mohit and Monu, all residents of New Delhi. Nagaraju Bondada, Donthula Sravan Kumar, Sadhanala Mukkanti Srinivasa Rao and Pavan Vennelakanti are all from Hyderabad. The police seized Rs 1.11 crore cash, three four-wheelers, laptops, mobile phones, cheque books and debit cards from them.

Naveen Bhutani, with the…

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