Cyber fraud: Beware of your fake boss
New Delhi: What would you feel if your Boss sends you a mail and secretly asks you to transfer some money to a given account number immediately through RTGS. The obvious reaction is that the employee might unknowingly fall for the trap, failing to realise that there is a slight modification in the official mail id of the boss. This was a tactic applied by a national and an international criminal to dupe several MNC's employees of crores of rupees.
It was when one of the MNC employees in Nehru Place suspected it to be a dubious account, the company alerted South East Delhi Police. The cops soon registered and FIR and unleashed its Cyber cell to get to the bottom of the racket. To start with the police teams reached the bank whose details were provided in the mail.
"During preliminary enquiry from the Bank at Badarpur it was revealed that the said account had been opened on fake ID in the name of Prem Gupta and there are number of suspicious transactions in the account. Since, there was strong apprehension that the said account holder is using the said account for collecting the amount through fake emails by concealing his real identity to cheat the innocent people." said Chinmoy Biswal. DCP South East.
On the basis of technical surveillance and information gathering, on January 3, an accused Amit Gupta, 31, a resident of Faridabad was apprehended from Nehru Place by the police.
He got fake PAN card, voter ID card and sales tax number etc made on those names and also in name of firms, enterprises like AG Enterprises & Prem Associates etc. showing fake persons as their proprietor. In this manner, he got several accounts opened in various banks in Delhi including current accounts and collected more than one crore rupees from innocent victims by online fraud.