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INTERSTATE CYBER FRAUD RACKET BUSTED, KINGPIN INCLUDING FIVE ACCUSED ARRESTED.

August 18, 2019 09:05 AM

New Delhi (Face2News)

A complaint was received at PS CivilLines regarding unscrupulous transactions of Rs. 1,31,935/- made  through Credit Card of State Bank of India,without knowledge of the complainant. A case vide FIR No.131/19 u/s  420 IPC, PS Civil Lines wasregistered and was transferred to OperationCell/North Distt.  

ACPOperation Cell/North Distt.,   Shri Jitendra Patel constituted a joint team of Cyber Unit and special staff led bySI Devender Chahar under his close supervision to work out the case. Duringthe investigation, SI Devender Chahar contacted all the merchants and banksinvolved into the said fraud/cheating. Many IPDRs and CDRs were analysed tolocate the real cyber cheats.

CASH RS. 9.5 LACS, LAPTOP, 9 MOBILE PHONES, ONE ROUTER AND 40 SIM CARDS, JEWELLERY ITEMS RECOVERED.

 

Harendra K. Singh, Addl.Deputy Commissioner Of Policenorth District, Delhi, said after sustained technical analysis, the cyber teammanaged to locate the nearby locations from where the said transactions weredone. The team conducted multipleraids in Tilak Nagar and TagoreGadern areas and apprehend the kingpin namely Vikas Jha of CYBER Fraud gangfrom his rented house situated at Tagore Garden. After interrogation of VikasJha, involvement of more people was disclosed in this cyber fraud. 

During further investigation, accused Vikas Jha revealed that the gang used to create a web link/inquiry form and send messages to many people at a time with the help of bulk SMS providers bearingcontents and lured the customers to win/redeem the  reward points of their credit cards. The co-accused Avinash used to convert virtual money into cash by shopping/purchasing items like old ornaments from Tanishq Jewellers, Connaught Place, Delhi. He revealed further that he made shopping by redeeming the Paytm Gift Vouchers given by Vikas Jha. He used to show fake ID proof when required in shopping. A fake PAN card was also recovered from his possession.  During investigation, another accused Arunsupplying Fake SIM cards, virtual wallets & accounts was also arrested 30SIM cards and 6 already KYC enabled Paytm Wallets. Also two SIM vendors namelyVishal Gupta and Bantu from Firozabad, UP, have been issued notices u/s 41(A)Cr.PC.  

The gang used to create a weblink/inquiry form and send messages to many people at a time with the help ofbulk SMS providers bearing contents:Dear customer of so and so bank, your Card has so and so rewards points whichis expiring today, If you want to redeem them, Click on the link like “kotekcardredeem.com”. As soon as any customer fills the required details i.e. Name, e-mail ID, password of e-mail ID, Mobile number, card number, CVV number, expiry date, Date of birth etc. and clicks on submit button, the details are sent an e-mailID which is attached to that web link/enquiry form.

Hence with the help of given details the cheater easily used to do unauthorised withdrawal and illegal transactions from debit/credit cards of people on having OTP from e-mail ID ofcustomer   Vikas Jha (28) of  Tagore Garden, Delhi  is a  graduate and previously worked in call centre and has good communication skills. He has found involved in many cases in Faridabad, Gurugram and Odisha. Accused  Avinash (34)  R/O Distt. Bijnor, UP is a graduate.He used to convert virtual money into hard cash on the basis of fake identity proofs, . The other three accused identified as Arun Kumar (23) of Distt. Firozabad,  Vishal Gupta R/o Firozabad, UP (22). SIM vendor, Bantu R/O District Firozabad, UP also -SIM vendor.  Further investigation is in progress.

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