Mumbai Police arrests eight from Jharkhand, Kolkata in KYC cybercrime case

The accused were found to be operating from remote areas of Jharkhand and Kolkata in tandem with the accused in Mumbai

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New Delhi, April 21

In a national crackdown, the Mumbai Police arrested eight persons from across the country on for allegedly duping people by sneaking into their bank details through KYC formalities. 

After seeing a spurt of KYC fraud cases, the Mumbai Police directed the cybercrime cell to investigate into these and trace the accused who were suspected to be running a racket. 

The cybercrime cell found out that the accused used the modus operandi of sending messages to targets asking them to complete their KYC formalities for their mobile service providers and accessing their bank details. They used the details to make fraudulent transactions.

Four separate teams were formed and police after using technical surveillance found that most of them were operating from Jharkhand and Kolkata. 

The police arrested one accused from Worli in Mumbai and a call centre employee from Vasai who had provided data to the accused. 

The police are in the further process of identifying more from the network. 

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