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INTERNATIONAL SYNDICATE OF CYBER FRAUDS OPERATING FROM DUBAI TARGETING UMEMPLOYED YOUTHS ON PRETEXT TO WORK FROM HOME

December 06, 2022 07:42 PM

• CYBER POLICE STATION NORTH DISTRICT HAS BUSTED AN INTERNATIONAL SYNDICATE DUPING VICTIMS ON THE PRETEXT OF PROVIDING WORK FROM HOME IN E-COMMRCE AMAZON COMPANY BY MASQUERADING THEMSELVES AS EXECTUIVE/ASSISTANT OF AMAZON. • ACCUSED CREATED FAKE WEBSITE OF AMAZON BANK AND LINK OF WEBSITE WAS SENT TO VICTIMS FOR COMPLETION OF FAKE TASKS.• WEBSITE WOULD SHOW A VIRTUAL WALLET CREATED FOR THE VICTIM IN WHICH MONEY KEPT ON ADDING AS SOON THE VICTIM COMPLETES ANY TASK ON FAKE WEBSITE AND REFLECTED HIS EARNED INCOME.• THE VICTIMS WERE ASKED TO DEPOSIT MONEY IN FAKE CURRENT BANK ACCOUNTS TO ACTIVATE THE VIRTUAL WALLET FOR TRANSFERRING MONEY. FURTHER MORE MONEY WAS ASKED FROM VICTIM TO OPEN NEXT TASK AND TO TRANSFER THE AMOUNT IN BANK ACCOUNTS.• KINGPIN OF THE FRAUDSTERS IDENTIFIED AS ‘GULATHI’ LIVES IN DUBAI TO WHOM FAKE ACTIVATED CURRENT BANK ACCOUNTS WITH NET BANKING FACILITIES WERE BEING TRANSFERRED THROUGH ARRESTED ACCUSED PERSONS. • FRAUDSTERS WERE ALSO RUNNING A FAKE CALL CENTRE AT ASHOK VIHAR, DELHI IN THE GUISE OF CLOTHING FIRMS AND METAL FIRMS.• PEOPLE WERE ALSO BEING CONTACTED THROUGH CALL CENTRES TO DOWNLOAD CRICKET BETTING APPS ON THE INSTRUCTIONS RECEIVED FROM DUBAI.• FAKE IMPORT-EXPORT CERTIFICATES WERE CREATED BY ACCUSED PERSONS TO OPEN CURRENT ACCOUNTS IN BANK IN THE NAME OF VARIOUS ENTERPRISES SO AS TO WITHDRAW UNLIMITED AMOUNTS FROM ATMs.• ACCOUNTS STATEMENTS SHOWS INFLUX OF HUMONGOUS AMOUNT OF INDIAN CURRENCY IN RECOVERED ACCOUNTS.• RS. 50,000 CASH, 12 MOBILE PHONES, 20 MOBILE BOXES, 22 SIM CARDS, 05 FAKE IMPORT EXPORT CERTIFICATES, 17 PRE-OPENED CURRENT BANK ACCOUNT KITS (INCLUDING 17 ATM CARDS AND 17 CHEQUE BOOKS) AND 01 CASH COUNTING MACHINE AND ONE SCOOTY HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROM THE ACCUSED PERSONS.

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Continuing the drive against Cyber fraudsters, who were duping gullible citizens, a dedicated police team of Cyber Police North District led by SI Raju, comprising of SI Ranjit, SI Guman, HC Kaluram, HC Parveen, HC Bijendra, HC Bharat and W/HC Sunita, under close supervision of Inspr. Pawan Tomar, SHO/Cyber Police Station North and guidance of Shri Dharmender Kumar, ACP/Operations, busted an International Cyber Fraud Gang running fake call center duping unemployed youths in name of Work from Home in Amazon Company by sending fake website links.

A complaint on MHA Cyber Crime Reporting Portal from the lady complainant XXXX, R/o Arya Pura, Delhi, age-20 years was received in Cyber Police Station North District wherein she alleged that she received a message from Mobile No.+63-96023590XXX and the person represented himself as Nathalie from Amazon Company. Then after she was cheated for Rs. 3,15,745/- on the pretext of Work From Home. During enquiry it was found that the money was transferred to various Bank Accounts via Paytm.

Mr. Sagar Singh Kalsi, IPS, DCP, said, during investigation, it came to notice that Pradeep Kumar @ Rahul @ Pradhan is going to give more accounts to them at MCD Flats. Continuous raid was conducted to nab Amit and Sachin and finally after a long overnight run accused Amit Kedia R/o SBI Colony Near CC Colony, Kalyan Vihar, Delhi, age-30 years and Sachin Gupta R/o B-Block, Pitam Pura, Delhi, age-36 years were apprehended and more bank accounts were recovered from their possession.

Subsequently, a case vide FIR No. 132/22 dated 30.11.2022 u/s 420 IPC Cyber Police Station North was registered in this regard and investigation was carried out.

OPERATION: Above said dedicated police team was handed over the task to identify the accused person to unearth conspiracy and to arrest the culprits. Technical analysis of Call Details & money transaction was made and it was found that complainant received a WhatsApp message from Philippines originated number and the cheated money was transferred to various Bank accounts of different Metropolitan Cities of India.

Thus, a detailed and sustained investigation was carried out by the dedicated team working round the clock. The laborious efforts of team bore fruitful results when on the basis of Technical Surveillance & manual information, one suspect namely Pradeep Kumar @ Rahul @ Pradhan R/o MCD Flats Model Town-3, Delhi, age-34 years was apprehended who during interrogation disclosed that he used to sell activated current bank accounts of his locality to his associates Amit Kedia and Sachin Gupta.

Mr. Sagar Singh Kalsi, IPS, DCP, said, during investigation, it came to notice that Pradeep Kumar @ Rahul @ Pradhan is going to give more accounts to them at MCD Flats. Continuous raid was conducted to nab Amit and Sachin and finally after a long overnight run accused Amit Kedia R/o SBI Colony Near CC Colony, Kalyan Vihar, Delhi, age-30 years and Sachin Gupta R/o B-Block, Pitam Pura, Delhi, age-36 years were apprehended and more bank accounts were recovered from their possession.

Further interrogation from Amit Kedia and Sachin Gupta disclosed that they along with their team leader Rohit Jain run a Call Centre at a flat in Ashok Vihar, Delhi which was used for transferring the amount to Dubai. Subsequently, another accused of the case Rohit Jain R/o BL-Block, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi, age-36 years was apprehended at Call Centre in Ashok Vihar, Delhi and one Cash Counting Machine recovered from his possession.

INTERROGATION: During sustained interrogation, the accused Rohit Jain disclosed that he and his absconding partner Jigar @ Jolly works for Gulathi who lives in Dubai. He along with Jigar @ Jolly had visited Dubai in July-2022 wherein they met main Kingpin Gulati, who briefed them about his plan to dupe people and earn quick money through cyber frauds.

Gulati with the help of some Website Developers had created a fake website https://amazon9910.com/ which has the same user interference as that of the genuine E-commerce Amazon Website. Gulati then used to contact the victims who are looking for Jobs via WhatsApp of Philippines originated numbers and allured them to Work from Home Job. The deliberate use of Philippines originated number is done by Gulati to evade arrest and divert investigation. The details of Job seeking youths were procured from various Online Job Providing Portals such as Naukri.Com and Shine.Com.

Link of fake website was sent to victims from WhatsApp Number for the completion of various tasks. Money was asked from complainant/victim to open a virtual wallet and to open a new task and after successfully completion of task the money will be added to Virtual Wallet. Along with Website link a virtual wallet was also provided in Fake website itself that keep on showing the money has been added to Victims Wallet on completion of task.

Further co-accused Amit Kedia and Sachin Gupta disclosed that cheated amount is transferred into various Current Bank Accounts, which were provided to them by Pradeep Kumar @ Rahul @ Pradhan R/o MCD Flats Model Town-3, Delhi. Thereafter, the accused persons used to withdraw amounts from various ATMs in Delhi and Jigar @ Jolly used to transfer the amount to Gulati in Dubai. The recovered accounts from the call center revealed influx of whopping amount and investigation in this regard is still going on.

DETAILS OF ACCUSED PERSONS:  Amit Kedia R/o SBI Colony, Near CC Colony, Kalyan Vihar, Delhi, age-30 years.,  Sachin Gupta R/o B-Block, Pitam Pura, Delhi, age-36 years., Rohit Jain R/o BL- Block Shalimar Bagh, Delhi, age-36 years.,  Pradeep Kumar @ Rahul @ Pradhan R/o MCD Flats Model Town-3, Delhi, age-34 years.

RECOVERY: Rs.50,000/- Cash.,  12 Mobile Phones.,  22 SIM Cards., 20 Mobile Boxes.,  05 Import Export Certificates., 17 Pre-activated Current Bank Account Kits.,  17 ATM Cards, 17 Cheque Books.,  03 Signed Cheques,  02 ATM Card Kits.,  01 Cash Counting Machine.,  02 Seals of RR Overseas Prop.,  01 Scooty, make Honda Activa. (Owned by Amit Kedia).

Further investigation of the case is in progress and a search is being made for the arrest of absconding accused persons.

 
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