Delhi: Man held for selling credit and debit card details

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New Delhi : PM Narendra Modi’s pet project digital India can be marred by the data security breach.  In a recent case, a 33-year-old man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in selling credit and debit card details to those operating fake call centres.


A few days ago, a 28-year-old man was held for allegedly siphoning off money from the credit and debit card accounts of various people after collecting details over phone.

In continuation of the exercise to bust the nexus of the online cheats, Puran Gupta, who is also a member of this gang, has been arrested.

A laptop has been seized from Puran which has the data of around 1 crore credit card holders.

He used to purchase data and sell it at Rs 5,000-10,000.

Gupta worked as data entry operator and has passed class X. While working as data entry operator, he got the idea that he can make money by selling data as well.


A complaint was lodged on March 27 by Shushil Chandra Rastogi, who lost Rs 1.46 lakh after sharing details of his credit card with a call centre employee who claimed that his card was blocked and details were needed to unblock it.