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Police Arrest Crime Syndicate Members For ATM Skimming

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Indonesian police arrested seven suspects for skimming crimes (electronic data theft of bank customers), identified as Indonesian citizens from two different syndicates. The group set devices on ATMs in Indonesia to gain access to users’ personal data and copy it to withdraw funds.

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During the press conference at the Bali Police Headquarters on Tuesday (9/2), the Deputy Chief of Bali Criminal Investigation Bureau, AKBP Ambaryadi Wijaya said that the seven perpetrators had been arrested for skimming the ATMs in several different locations across Indonesia, including Bali.

“The perpetrators withdrew money from ATMs using a card that had been filled with customer data,” Wijaya explained.


Police arrested the first syndicate on Jan 8/21, identified as Aris Said from Jember East Java, Endang Indriyawati from Jember, Putu Rediarsa from Buleleng Bali, and Christopher Diaz from Papua.

The group was being led by an inmate from Bulgaria that is currently being detained inside Kerobokan Prison for the same case.

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(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

The second group was arrested on Jan 25/21, the suspects were identified as Junaidin, Alamsyah, and Miska from Dompu West Nusa Tenggara.

During interrogations, the suspects admitted that they were given orders by someone from Malaysia and China. 

“The suspects targeted several different locations in Indonesia including Bali, Java, and Sumatera. Now they’re being detained inside Bali Police Department cells and we have the evidence for further investigation,” Wijaya concluded.

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Christine Bagnall

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

I'm glad the Police are doing everything to keep professional scammers from succeeding. I was scammed by an optician at Rahmyana in Denpasar. If they have 2 readers for your card and tell you a reader isn't working then use the other the details are kept by the "faulty" machine!