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Mumbai Police arrests 16 people in cyber scam

The cases of cyber scams have increased in the country in the last few years. The Cyber ​​Cell of Mumbai Police has arrested 16 people including two bank employees in one such case. These accused had cheated a person from the city by luring him to invest in e-commerce platforms. This scam was done through an app.

Police officials said that the accused cheated the complainant to the tune of more than Rs 34 lakh. The complainant had initially invested Rs 26 lakh through an app mentioned by the accused. He was seeing profit on the app but he was not able to withdraw the amount. The complainant then made additional payment to the accused to withdraw the amount but even after failing to collect the amount, he came to know about the fraud and approached the cyber cell about two months ago. Complaint Lodged. The police obtained bank transaction details of the complainant, which revealed that funds from his account have been transferred to several current accounts of 29 banks.

Forged documents were used to open these accounts. After this the police arrested some of the accused from Mumbai. During interrogation, it was found that some money was being given to them through forged documents to open bank accounts and provide SIM cards. Police has also arrested two bank employees in this case. They were helping the accused. However, the kingpin of this case is absconding and the police are trying to nab him.

To control such crimes, cyber divisions of police have been formed in many states. In the same month, 27,824 phone numbers have been identified in Haryana which are being used for cyber crimes. These phone numbers will be blocked soon. These phone numbers have been identified through cybercrime helpline numbers and complaints portals. The details of these phone numbers have been sent to the field units, so that they can be accessed through cyber security under the Home Ministry. crime Blocking can be done by uploading on the CyberSafe portal of the Coordination Center. Of these numbers, the highest is from Gurugram (7,142). It is followed by Faridabad (3,896). The districts of Panchkula, Sonipat, Rohtak, Hisar and Ambala also have a large number of mobile numbers being used for cybercrime.

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