Cop suspended in airline ticket scam

#1 Feb 17th, 2007, 01:26
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Cop suspended in airline ticket scam

IANS[ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2007 03:00:34 PM]
MUMBAI: Revelations about a Rs 140 million (Rs. 14 crores, $3 million) online air ticket scam have just got murkier with the Mumbai Police stumbling upon the alleged involvement of a decorated police official.

Assistant Inspector Tushar Kadam, the recipient of a police award for relief work in the July 26, 2005 deluge, was suspended Thursday after the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) found he had flown for work to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on air tickets obtained by one of the scamsters.

The fraud came to light in January after Kingfisher Airlines lodged a complaint with the EOW Dec 21 regarding the massive scale on which online tickets were being booked fraudulently.



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3 nabbed for online credit cards theft

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MORMUGAO, FEB 22 — Three persons accused of stealing credit card details of other people to purchase over 15,000 online tickets of Kingfisher Airlines worth a whopping Rs 13.5 crore, were nabbed by Mumbai Crime Branch (CB) Officials of Economic Offence Wing in a high-voltage drama at Chicalim on Thursday.


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I am amazed at the scale at which these crooks operate. Talk about thinking big!

But what happens to those tickets? they sell them to individuals? So the folks who buy from them will be equally responsible, right? To work in that scale, they should also be having a huge network of customers who are willing to purchase those tickets!

And all of these folks travel on false names, then? or perhaps they book tickets after they get the orders?

Quite a worrying scenario, overall.
miles to go....

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Any ideas on how these crooks got so many valid foreign credit card numbers?
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Originally Posted by crvlvr Any ideas on how these crooks got so many valid foreign credit card numbers?


From what I heard it was from hotel reception desks.

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