Delhi cyber cell has caught a squad in the national capital who was working with a prime mover sitting in Dubai. The entire group was held responsible for cheating people on social media website Telegram as Vijayanta Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North West.
According to the Delhi police, the prevalence came into notice when a woman filed an online complaint in a cyber cell about how she was tricked to deposit Rs. 17,000 through Paytm for a smartphone via a group on Telegram.
The victim woman informed the police that she was tricked to send money and didn’t receive the mobile by the group. She also added that the concerned number on which she was transferred is also blocked and there is no form of connection left for her. The woman has also contacted the Paytm authorities for the transaction.
Following her complaint, the Delhi police received four new complaints that show the same way of operation with the same Paytm account holder. Delhi cyber cell tracked down the accused Ajay Kumar Maurya from Vikaspuri Delhi. According to Delhi police, Ajay works for the Human Resource department in the HDFC bank, Gurugram. Police tracked him with his account details and online transactions which were made to plunder people on social media by offering fake deals.
“During the interrogation, the accused confessed his involvement in the offense and disclosed that he is a member of a gang indulged in online fraud in which the masterminded by his brother who is resident in Dubai,” said DCP Arya.
The reports suggest that the case was registered at Maurya Enclave police station and the investigation is taken over by Cyber cell North West district to uncover more gangs who are associated with such gangs and individuals who are exploiting social media for looting people.
“They offered cheap mobile sets over Telegram and they used to receive money through their Paytm accounts. After the victim had deposited the money in their Paytm Account, they would block the victim and sever all contacts with them. After that, the accused persons transfer the amount in the bank account of the accused, who would distribute it among his other gang members. They accused persons who have duped several victims and cheated lakhs of money,” the DCP added.
This is not the first time this kind of online fraud is happening in Delhi or India, there are many groups of individuals who are taking this up on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, OLX. These groups come with attractive offers to lure people and get trapped on their hoodwink.
These gangs or individuals offer you some attractive deals like expensive smartphones at a low price or something else. They act like they are genuine sellers but they will trick you to send half of the amount to send the product and rest they can collect it later. Never fall for such offers because these people were specially trained to loot you and block your contact from everywhere. In most of the cases, the transaction amount is not big or effective. However, when calculated in total it makes a big difference.