Fraud Attempt At SBM ATM At Pope-Henessy Street

The SBM ATM at Pope-Henessy Street, Port-Louis, is suspected to have been subject to attempts of fraud by two Chinese men.


The Central Criminal Investigation Department (CCID) is currently searching for two foreigners, probably from China, suspected of fraud. The police believes they might have tried to copy ATM cards of clients of the State Bank of Mauritius (SBM). This was allegedly done between December 31 to January 1.

The tricksters apparently made use of special device with a microcamera to capture the codes.

Furthermore, the SBM team had noticed two Chinese men who allegedly behaved in a suspicious manner.

Therefore, the management decided to block all cards of its 141 clients and later informed the Cybercrime Unit of the CCID.

The authorities do not yet have answers — they do not know how much money has been robbed nor do they have any information about the outlaws. They are working with the Passport and Immigration Office (PIO) in attempts to identify arrivals to the country during the last weeks of December.

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