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Police crack credit, debit card scam in Caribbean Estate

Published: Thursday November 8, 2012 | 7:20 pm Comments 0

Investigators from the Organized Crime Investigation Division have arrested and charged two men in Caribbean Estate, St Catherine in connection with a credit and debit card scam.

They have been charged with breaches of the Customs Act, the Cyber Crime Act, the Forgery Act, larceny and money laundering.

The police say the men were arrested yesterday during an early morning operation in a section of Caribbean Estate.

According to the police, several items believed to be used in the manufacturing of fraudulent credit and debit cards were seized.

They include a manual hot foil stamping machine, a card writer, card embosser, a square card reader, a template for making Jamaican drivers licences and laptops.

The police are advising members of the public to be extremely vigilant when using their credit and debit cards.

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