Police crack Sydney taxi skimming ring

Four men have been charged over a highly-sophisticated credit card skimming ring that targeted taxi passengers in Sydney.

Four men have been charged over a highly-sophisticated credit card skimming ring that targeted taxi passengers in Sydney.

Detectives from a fraud and cybercrime squad dismantled the group last week when they arrested four men at a motel in Chullora in Sydney's west, where they seized 800 blank credit cards, a skimming device, an encoder, computers, phones and financial documents.

Another unit in Sussex Street, in the CBD was also searched, police say.

It is alleged the group was targeting taxi passengers, and had the potential to fraudulently obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, products and services.

Detective Acting Superintendent John Watson said people need to remember that any location where a credit or debit card is swiped presents a skimming risk.

The four men, aged 24, 56, and two 28-year-olds, were charged with a number of offences, and will appear in court this month.

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