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1,200 of over 9,000 cheating cases reported since 2016 solved so far

NEW DELHI: In the last two years, the city has seen numerous cheating cases, with more than 9,000 such cases being registered with Delhi Police. Of these, cops solved 1,237 cases.
Data accessed by Millennium Post showed that as many as 5,396 cheating cases were reported in 2016, and 3,643 cases were reported in 2017 till October 31.
The data also shows that 691 cases from 2016 were solved, while 546 cases were solved this year.
Around 1,093 people were nabbed last year, while this year as many as 824 have been arrested. With time, the modus operandi in various cheating cases have also changed. From property, to ATM cards, to credit card fraud, the means are several.
In west Delhi, one Sunny and Nitish were apprehended for duping people on the pretext of sending them abroad and confiscating their passports. When people asked the accused for their money and passports, they closed their office permanently and absconded to Ludhiana.
In another case, two accused nabbed from Shahdara used to take money from people on the pretext of giving them dollars, but would instead give them a soap cake wrapped in paper, which looked like a bundle of dollars.
South East District police had busted nexus of cheats operating a fake call centre, who used to call unsuspecting people, obtain their card details and transferring the victims' money. Another member of this gang, who used to provide confidential data of credit cards to the cheats at the fake call centre, was also arrested.
The District Cyber Cell of North West District arrested two persons, who cheated Amazon India by obtaining refund against an order placed for mobile phones.
Police claimed that the accused used 141 phone numbers and 48 different customer accounts to place these orders and a refund in full were sought against each order.
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