April 11, 2019 09:55 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

With the arrest of four  members of a gang of cheats, including their master mind, an online fraud racket has been busted who have cheated pan India, after getting debit/ credit credentials, including OTP from the victims, Cyber Cell/ Northrecovered 7 keypad with 5 smart mobile phones, 5 Debit/Credit card, 17 SIMcards issued on the fake identity.  

Mr. Nupur Prasad, IPS, DCP, North District, said,   on 26.03.19, Mr. Rocky received a bogus callfrom a fake official of fake credit card Division, Noida.

The caller told himlast four digit of his Bank creditcard and offered to get the reward points 20,000 worth Rs. 10,000/- redeemed onthat day. He further informed that theofficer would expire by 04:00 PM.

Immediate after that the caller sent three OTPover the registered mobile number of the victim and requested to share the OTPs. As soon as he shared the OTPs, totalthree fraud transactions amounting to Rs. 60,000/- (Rs. 20,000/- each) weredone from the Axis Bank credit card. On the complaint, a case FIR No. 81/19, U/s 420 IPC was registered at PS SubziMandi, North District, Delhi and investigation was taken up by the local policeas well as Cyber Cell, North District.  


A joint team of Cyber Cell and local Police comprising SI DevendraChahar, I/C Cyber Cell North District, SI Jitender Joshi and SI Rajbir of PSSubzi Mandi under the close supervision of Insp. Sanjay Bharadwaj, SHO SubziMandi and overall supervision of Shri Jitendra Patel, ACP/Operations, NorthDistrict was constituted to crack the case and nab the culprits. 


During the course of investigation, details from complainant’s Bankwhere the account/credit card of the complainant exists were obtained. Afteranalyzing the data the transactions were linked and found that the accusedtransferred the money into a virtual wallet and later the amount were cashed through a petrol pump. So as the teamsuccessfully identified the real beneficiary of the cheated amount.

Initially,an accused namely Rakesh who used to encash such amounts, was arrested. At his disclosure and instance the chain wasestablished and Sujit who was arrested, who along with Vikas used to make calls to various customers of bank. Sujitdisclosed that the data were provided to him by Rishabh, Pankaj, and Pawan. Rishabh and Pankaj were later arrested in the case. They both disclosed that all the data were arranged by the Pawan who was earlier worked with backend Teamof complainant’s Bank Credit Cards. Pawanand Vikas are absconding and their search is on. The customers’ data so recovered from them isbeing shared to the bank authorities to get them alert.

Police recovered Five Smart phones, Seven keypad phones. Six debit/credit cards. and seventeen SIM card issued on the fake IDs. 

Police said  Pankaj r/o Mangolpuri, Delhi, Age – 29 Years is married. He has studied up to 12th. He was the former employee of prominent bank credit card department and he already had much data of customers of different banks. Rishabh Saxena r/o Uttam NagarEast, Delhi, Age – 19 Years is unmarried. He has studied BCA. He usedto arrange virtual wallets, Bank Accounts, Merchants’ QR code for routing andconverting the hard cash of cheated amount and SIM cards issued over the wrongidentity for calling etc. Accused Sujit r/o Ghaziabad, UP, Age– 22 Years is married.He has studied up to 12th. He was the former employee of food delivery customer care and had good knowledge of convincing the customer and now hewas running call center for calling credit/ debit card holders and illegallytransferred the money from their card on asking OTP and other credentials. and Rakesh Kumar r/o Ghaziabad, UP,Age – 35 Years is married.He has studied B.A. He used to work at petrolpump as an accountant and used to work for the gang by converting thevirtual money into hard cash.   


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