Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The central bank of Bangladesh has asked the commercial banks to provide account information on the six persons nabbed over the recent ATM fraud.
Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of the central bank has provided their passport numbers, present and permanent addresses and told banks to respond within 10 days if there are any bank accounts maintained by them or organisations they are associated with.
Foreign national Piotr Szcdepan Mazurek is among those arrested.
The other five, whose financial details have been sought, include Refaz Ahmed, who hails from Brahmanbaria but lived in Gazipur and residents of Dhaka’s Badda Rezaul Karim and Maksudul Alam alias Morshed Alam Maksud.
The BFIU has also written to banks to check on Saif-uz-Zaman, a former bank staffer but now a money exchange firm employee and IT firm employee Humayun Kabir, a senior official familiar with the process explained.
He also said the bank accounts information will be provided to the law enforcement agencies for taking necessary measures in this connection.
Fraudsters had installed devices and video cameras at six booths of United Commercial Bank Limited (UCBL), Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) and City Bank Limited to steal client information.
Altogether 1,200 transactions had taken place after the devices were installed. As many as 40 bankcards were cloned and BDT 2.0 million withdrawn.
The EBL had identified 24 defrauded clients and paid them back, while City Bank filed a complaint with police over the ATM fraud.
In a separate complaint filed with police, the UCBL said CCTV camera footage had revealed a foreigner installing, at an ATM, a skimming device meant to steal account information.