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Credit card fraud: Banker duped

Date: January 07, 2008

AHMEDABAD: A cyber crime complaint has been registered with Navrangpura police station when a zonal officer's credit card was used by online fraudsters to buy airline tickets worth Rs 84,986 in 10 different transactions.

Police are now hunting for the IP address of the computer used in the crime. According to Navrangpura police officials, Gururaj Kulkarni, resident of Suvidhi Towers, Jivraj Park, has filed a complaint on Saturday, that his credit card was misused on internet by an unidentified person.

Twenty three tickets of Air Deccan airlines was booked from Ahmedabad to Bangalore and from Bangalore to other destinations in South India.

"There were seven booking agents involved in the fraud - all of them from various cities of South India. The ticket details are yet to be procured by the airlines officials. The tickets were booked on December 5, 6 and 7 and were used on subsequent dates.

According to the victim, he has not used his credit card for any online purchase," said JM Desai, inspector of Navrangpura police station.

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