Fraudster transferred money from bank accounts to e-wallets, arrested
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have busted a gang in South East Delhi, which was involved in fraud e-wallet transactions to the tune of Rs 75 lakh.
The police claimed that the accused had expertise in extracting money from bank accounts of innocent victims to e-wallets the gang had created online.
According to the police, the accused was identified as Gaurav Sharma (24) who was nabbed from his residence at Sadarpur Colony, Sector-45, Noida on February 21.
On January 20, a complaint was received from a woman complainant that she got a call from a mobile number purportedly from ICICI Bank corporate office, Mumbai, and thereafter she got SMS containing information of two transfers from her account of Rs 9,577 to PayZapp Wallet and Rs 9,999 to mobile wallet on the same day.
As she claimed that money was transferred from her account without her authorisation or knowledge, so a case of theft was registered on February 13.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East) Chinmoy Biswal said that 55 mobile phone SIM Cards, 22 empty packets of mobile SIM cards, eight Credit/Debit Cards, six passbooks of different bank accounts, 11 cheque books of different banks, 11 empty mobile boxes and One Election Commission of India ID Card were found and seized from the house.
"After sustained interrogation, Sharma revealed that his younger brother Saurabh had gained expertise in getting the money transferred from the accounts of a person if they had his phone number and credit/Debit Card number," said the DCP.
The accused tried to mislead the investigation by posing as a third year medical BDS student at Safdarjung Hospital.
Gaurav Sharma also joined him in this activity. They employed illegal means to collect information from bank account holders through various sites and methods online. They also started to offer jobs to unemployed youth to collect their identity documents which was used to obtain SIM cards in various names to call up the victims to cheat them.
The accused would call the targeted victim by posing as bank executives and after getting the OTP from them, they would generate OTPs by initiating the transfer to e-wallets created on different mobile phones.
In many cases, Sharma admitted that they even succeeded in replacing the registered mobile number of the customer in the bank database with their own mobile number and generate OTP to E-wallets and commit the transaction.
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