The Delhi Police arrested two fraudsters for cheating citizens after collecting their Gmail account details.
The accused were identified as Abhay Verma (22) from Uttam Nagar and Nishan Singh (30) from Nilothi.
The accused cheated innocents in lieu of attractive offers on their credit cards and procured their confidential financial detail to further use it for fraud transactions.
The cyber police said that they have committed crime of fraud using credit cards virtually in various metropolitan cities including Delhi and Hyderabad. They learnt the fraudulent techniques while working in a call center for two years and cheated more than 50 in last six months.
The Cyber North-West police station had received a complaint from one Rajesh Kumar Aryaq that transactions of Rs. 24238/-, Rs. 50,698/-, Rs. 50698/- and Rs. 24,238/- were debited without his consent from his Induslnd Bank Credit Card. After some time, an amount of Rs. 24238/- was also debited from his Axis Bank Credit Card. He neither shared any OTP nor he shared his credit card details with anybody.
The cyber team mounted technical surveillance and details of beneficiary bank accounts were thoroughly examined.The debited amount from the complainant’s account was found to be credited in a Punjab National Bank’s Account at Jalandhar, Punjab. The team further interrogated the account holder and she disclosed that her relative Sandeep took her mobile SIM and ATM card from her in good faith.
Based on her inputs, the team nabbed alleged Sandeep and enquired him, who further disclosed that he had once shared these bank account details with his friend, who once used to live as his neighbour in Delhi. He was not aware about their current address, officials added.
The team raided different locations in Delhi, based on technical surveillance. A trap was laid down and the duo were held.
DCP (North West) Usha Rangnani stated that the accused used to login into E-mail Ids, especially on Gmail of random unknown people who innocently shared the secret codes, by using the forgot password option.
They used to collect secret banking details including saved credit card details and saved passwords. Using this information, they used to initiate digital transfer of money from victim’s bank accounts to various bank accounts that are not related to them directly, and without their knowledge, the officer added.
DCP Rangnani further stated that Abhay Verma was responsible for data collection who gathered confidential banking details of innocent persons in lieu of attractive offers on their credit cards, while accused Nishan Singh was the one who transferred money using collected information to bank accounts that are not related to them and without their knowledge. They used to share the cheated money in the ratio 70:30 percent.
The police seized two mobile phones, three Aadhaar cards, three PAN Cards, three voter Ids and five credit and debit cards from the accused.