Six arrested in Hawks crackdown on cloned credit cards

2012-07-16 00:00

SIX men have been arrested by the Hawks as part of a joint investigation into cloned cards that could involve millions of rands stolen from accounts in all four of SA’s large banks.

Colonel McIntosh Polela, spokesperson for the Hawks, said the men were arrested on Friday and the unit seized some 200 credit cards, cash of R5 000 and cheques of R1,3 million as well as equipment to clone credit cards. He said the cards already had names and numbers printed on them. Polela said the Hawks worked with Absa, FNB, Standard Bank and Nedbank to investigate the matter after receiving a tip-off.

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