Indian Police busted an international fake credit card cloning racket after they arrested two Sri Lankan nationals.
The arrested have been identified as Mahendra Karunaraj and Ashwini Kumar, both Sri Lankan nationals but settled in Bangalore and Madurai the Police stated.
Auradkar said Karunaraj used to get credit card data through emails from a friend settled in France. After receiving the card data, Karunaraj used to dispatch it to Ashwin based in Madurai for printing.
“Ashwin used to print cards on empty plastic cards brought from Malaysia by using encoding and embossing machines.” The seized articles included 50 credit cards of various banks, two laptops, one pen drive, encoder and embossing machines.
Karunaraj, who has studied upto 12th standard, was committing such crime since 2007 and arrested in Sri Lanka, Auradkar said.
After serving the jail term he started Onion and Textile business but when he incurred loss he again started indulging in producing fake credit cards and make purchases..