Sri Lanka Credit Card Scammers ‘Russians,’ Embassy Says

NEW DELHI, November 19 (RIA Novosti) — Russian embassy representatives met on Monday with the five people who were arrested in Sri Lanka over a credit card scam and confirmed they were indeed Russian nationals.

Sri Lankan police arrested the Russians on Sunday in Colombo with 250 fraudulently acquired credit cards.

Russia has yet to receive official notification from the Sri Lankan authorities concerning the case, the embassy said.

A police spokesman earlier said the Russians were arrested with over $25,000 dollars they had withdrawn from ATM machines in Sri Lanka, and said they had accomplices in Cambodia and Vietnam.

They also had various equipment, including laptops, used in the credit card scam.

The embassy said the detainees had no complaints about conditions at the jail where they are being held.


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