SL gang in identity fraud
Mar 27, 2011 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Organized crime gangs with links to Britain and Sri Lanka are fuelling a fresh wave of identity fraud in Victoria, with Melbourne’s inner city firming as the latest frontier in card skimming. As police accuse banks of putting their own reputations before their customers’ welfare, Herald Sun Investigations found.
A secret national taskforce has broken a $100 million global Eftpos skimming syndicate with 56 arrests, including two individuals from Britain and two from Canada.
At least seven ATMs and two Eftpos machines have been skimmed in Melbourne in recent months, with crime gangs increasingly hitting the inner city.