Mumbai police arrested 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 city person by luring him to invest in e-commerce platforms. This scam was done through an app.

Police officials said that the accused had cheated the complainant of more than Rs 34 lakh. The complainant had initially made an investment of 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 receive the amount, he came to know of the fraud and approached the cyber cell about two months ago. Complaint Lodged. The police obtained bank transaction details of the complainant from which it was found that the amount was transferred from his account to multiple 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 revealed that some amount was being given to them for opening bank accounts and providing SIM cards with forged documents. The police have also arrested two bank employees in this case. They were helping the accused. However, the mastermind of the case is absconding and the police is trying to nab him.

Cyber ​​divisions of police have been formed in many states to control such crimes. In the same month, 27,824 such 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 cyber crime helpline number and complaint portal. The details of these phone numbers have been sent to the field units, so that they can be traced to the cyber security department under the Ministry of Home Affairs. crime Blocking can be done by uploading on the cybersafe portal of the Coordination Center. The maximum of these numbers are from Gurugram (7,142). It is followed by Faridabad (3,896). The districts of Panchkula, Sonipat, Rohtak, Hisar and Ambala in the state also have a large number of mobile numbers being used for cyber crimes.

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