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Nepal Police Arrested 3 Romania ATM hackers

Alleged Romanian bank frauds

Police have arrested Romanian nationals Ghita Huzum (52), Iosif Moraru (48) and Alexe Cristian Bughiurlan (45) from Hotel Nepal Tara  at Narsingh Chok of Thamel, Kathmandu on Friday.

Police recently busted a racket of Romanian nationals for their alleged involvement in banking fraud by hacking bank card PINs and using them to drag money from others’ accounts in Nepal.

Police have also confiscated Rs 308,500, Euro 10,905 and Philippine Peso 470 and different equipment including ATM Cards, mobile phones, and cameras from their possession.

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police said it was investigating into the case under the Banking Offence and Punishment Act, 2008.

Meanwhile, police have alerted members of the public to ensure their safety before using their cards in ATM booths.