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Credit-Card Fraudsters Nabbed Ahead of KL Summit

Malaysian police, determined to protect the pockets of the kings, presidents and prime ministers due in Kuala Lumpur for a summit meeting next week, nabbed three credit card fraudsters before the VIPs’ arrival, a report said on Thursday. Policemen patrolling the city streets for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit seized about 100 fake credit cards from the men, who were picked up as they were about to leave a four-star hotel in a suspected stolen car, the Star newspapers said. Malaysia has a reputation as a hotspot for credit card fraud, and it is feared that cloning syndicates plan to make a killing at the 114-nation summit to be attended by 58 heads of government and senior officials with high credit levels. Federal Commercial Crime director Maizan Shaari told AFP: ‘It will be embarrassing for us, if a month after the summit, the delegates find out that their credit cards have been used on a shopping spree by the syndicates.’ Full Story

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