Online cheating: Two from Jharkhand held

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oi-Vicky Nanjappa

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New
Delhi,
Feb
17:

Two
men
were
arrested
from
Jharkhand
for
allegedly
cheating
several
people
on
the
pretext
of
giving
them
services
through
customer
care
support,
police
said
on
Thursday,
PTI
reported.

Abhishek
Kumar
(22)
and
his
accomplice
Raju
Ansari
(22)
were
arrested
from
Dumka
in
Jharkhand,
they
said.

Online cheating: Two from Jharkhand held

Kumar
who
is
the
mastermind
behind
the
crime
used
to
upload
his
contact
number
on
internet
in
the
name
of
various
customer
care
sites.
He
has
been
running
his
gang
from
past
six
months
and
his
accomplice
Ansari
arranged
the
bank
accounts
from
his
native
village
of
Asansol,
West
Bangal,
police
said.

Eight
bank
accounts
having
Rs
82
lakhs
cheated
from
multiple
victims
has
been
been
freezed,
they
said.

The
matter
came
to
light
after
one
of
the
victim
who
was
duped
of
Rs
4.78
lakhs
by
the
accused
approached
the
police.

According
to
the
police,
the
victim
filed
a
complaint
alleging
that
on
January
7,
he
got
the
accused’s
number
while
searching
customer
care
number
of
makemytrip.com
for
getting
the
refund
amount
from
the
site.

He
conveyed
his
grievances
to
the
caller
who
impersonated
himself
as
an
employee
of
make
my
trip’ department,
police
said.

As
directed
by
the
fraudster,
the
victim
filled
up
a
form
which
was
sent
by
him
on
his
phone.
Then
he
also
installed
the
Anydesk
App
and
SMS
forwarded
App
in
his
phone
on
the
accused’s
instructions.
After
that
an
amount
Rs.
4,78,278
was
deducted
from
his
HDFC
bank
account,
police
said.

Deputy
Commissioner
of
Police
(Shahdara)
R
Sathiyasundram
said
the
mobile
phone
of
the
accused
was
found
switched
off.
After
analyzing
the
accused’s
bank
details,
it
came
to
know
that
the
accused
withdrew
cash
from
different
vendors.
Cyber
Team
analyzed
the
transaction
details
of
victim’s
account
and
found
that
cheated
amount
has
been
routed
at
different
platform.

“On
investigation,
it
revealed
that
shopping
was
made
from
Bigbazar,
Bhagalpur,
Bihar,
make
my
trip
travel
vouchers
and
I-phone
12
and
3
gold
bar
was
delivered
at
Dumka,
Jharkhand.
After,
conducting
technical
investigation,
it
was
found
that
the
cheater’s
network
is
based
at
Dumka,
Jharkhand.
Then
raid
was
conducted
at
Dumka
and
the
two
accused
were
nabbed,”
he
said.

During
the
course
of
interrogation,
accused
Abhishek
disclosed
that
he
uploads
his
mobile
number
on
Google
Ads
for
customer
support
care
of
filpkart,
make
my
trip,
airlines.
On
receiving
call
from
victim,
he
directs
the
victim
to
fill
the
form
and
instruct
him
to
install
Any
Desk
App
.
After
installing
the
App,
he
can
monitor
and
control
the
screen
of
victim
through
Any
Desk
App
and
upload
SMS
forwarder
App
in
the
complainant
mobile
to
route
the
bank
SMS,
the
officer
said.

“After
collecting
the
victim’s
card
details,
he
sends
the
money
at
different
online
platform
i.e.,
Flipkart,
Payu,
Make
my
Trip
and
online
bank
accounts.
I-phone
12
was
recovered
from
him
which
was
purchased
by
the
cheated
amount.
The
fake
account
were
opened
though
online
on
the
basis
of
Aadhaar
and
Pan
card
details,”
the
DCP
said.

(PTI)

Story first published: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 14:53 [IST]

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