Delhi Police bust interstate gang of cyber frauds, arrest five

A team of the North District Cyber Police busted an interstate gang of cyber frauds who were duping people on the pretext of redeeming credit card reward points. Police arrested five men who were identified as Gurmeet Singh (31), Surendra Singh (24), Prabhjot Singh (23), Shahrukh (22) and Harshdeep Singh (19).

Police had received a complaint by Jitesh Rajpoot (31) saying that he was duped of Rs 3,49,000. He said he received a call from a person claiming to be the customer care executive of a reputed bank who asked him to activate his credit card on a website whose link was sent by him.

As soon as he filled in his details on that website, he received a message notifying him that an amount of Rs 3,49,000 had been deducted from his card.

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During the investigation, it was found that the accused were operating from Faridabad, Haryana. Raids were conducted where Prabhjot and Harshdeep Singh were apprehended on July 14. Police recovered two mobile phones and SIM cards from their possession.

Later, Shahrukh who was calling as an executive of a reputed bank, was also apprehended from Uttam Nagar after simultaneous raids in different areas.

During the investigation, police found out that co-accused Gurmeet Singh and Surendra have already been arrested by Gautam Buddh Nagar police in Uttar Pradesh. They were also formally arrested in the case.

The accused disclosed that they were involved in calling credit card owners of a particular bank to get credit card reward points, increasing limits and other services. They also sent links to fake website of banks.

They also disclosed that in order to gain the trust of their victims, they would change the caller ID on Truecaller so the phone numbers used for calling them contained similar numbers as the one on their credit cards.

After receiving details of cards and one time password (OTP), the money was transferred into various e-wallets and bank accounts from where money was withdrawn from ATM to be distributed equally among the accused. A fake website of a bank was also created for cheating purpose, they said.

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