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Thieves using cloned fuel cards to buy diesel, nabbed at Kingsburgh garage as they tried to make R9000 purchase

In a statement, Blue Security said the suspects had successfully managed to buy diesel with the cloned cards before they were caught.

Petrol pump. File Picture

Published May 17, 2022

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DURBAN - Two suspects, who were using cloned fuel cards to buy diesel at different garages in KwaZulu-Natal, were nabbed at a Kingsburgh petrol station when their scam was uncovered.

In a statement, Blue Security said the suspects had successfully managed to buy diesel with the cloned cards before they were caught.

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“Their spree ended abruptly at a Blue Security client’s filling station in Kingsburgh when our Community Crime Prevention Unit (CCPU) swiftly responded to a panic activation,” said the company.

Blue Security said the manager at the petrol station became suspicious and pressed the silent panic alarm after he had received a phone call about fraudulent activity on fuel cards.

The manager had received the call just as the suspects were attempting to purchase diesel to the value of R9000, said the company.

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“On arrival, our CCPU Team investigated the scene further and discovered that the suspect’s vehicle was using false number plates and had numerous drums of diesel and cloned bank cards inside,” said Blue Security.

The security company said the suspects were immediately apprehended and handed over to SAPS Amanzimtoti.

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Two suspects were apprehended and handed over to Amanzimtoti SAPS by Blue Security for stealing diesel with cloned fuel cards. Picture: Blue Security

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