Hawks catch card cloners red handed

The Hawks caught five men suspected of cloning bank cards red-handed on Gauteng’s East Rand.

The Hawks caught five men suspected of cloning bank cards red-handed on Gauteng’s East Rand. Picture: Stock.xchng

JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks believe they've clamped down on a massive card cloning syndicate, which has been operating in Daveyton and surrounding areas.

Five men suspected of being involved with the syndicate were apprehended on Gauteng's East Rand.

The Hawk's Paul Ramaloko says the men were caught red-handed in the process of cloning bank cards.

"We will be taking them to the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria. They are faces charges of fraud and contravention of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act."