On Tuesday, investigators in the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit received a report that a number of fraudulent withdrawals had been made from cash machines in the George Town area.
The bank involved advised the police that the cards used during the transactions had been seized by the machines.
The cards were not legitimate bank cards – they were “poker cards” used in casinos. The metallic strips on the cards had been loaded with potential victim’s account details taken from foreign bank accounts.
The exact amount of money stolen was not known.
Police enquiries revealed the ‘poker cards’ had also been used to make purchases at local businesses.
Following a police operation Wednesday, two Romanian men, aged 22 and 25, were arrested at Owen Roberts International Airport in connection with the scam.
Anyone who suspects they may have been a victim of the scam is asked to contact the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit on 949-8797.