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Fraudsters in Delhi keep on changing modus operandi

New Delhi: From posing as security officials to job provider, the cheats in Delhi resorted to different modus operandi to dupe people of their hard earned money. The latest data of city police revealed that 167 cheating cases were reported in three months of 2019 and more than 40 persons were nabbed in this regard.

As per the data accessed by Millennium Post, till March as many as 47 cases were solved and 49 persons were arrested during the investigation in the cases. Last year, as many as 242 cases were registered with the law enforcement agency in which 177 were solved and 191 persons were nabbed.

Talking about cyber frauds recently investigators found that fraudsters are involved in hacking emails of Indian companies to commit the crime. "If two companies are doing trade with each other the fraudsters hack one of the companies email accounts at the time of money transactions. Through this modus operandi, they acquire important details of transactions which they further use for cheating," added the investigator.

According to police, cheats also create fake websites of various companies and during the money transactions, the they dupe the innocent persons of their money. "They make the website in such a way that it looks like the original one and whenever any person search the company name on the internet the fraud website shows up. Thinking as an original portal, the customer search the content and later get duped during fraud transactions," added the investigator.

Police said that after detailed investigations they arrested them. "In some cases, we have stayed nearby accused area for more than 10 days for the right opportunity to nab them," added another investigator. Recently a gang which duped the public by posing as Income Tax officers were busted in West Delhi area. The Crime Branch also busted a racket which was involved in fake recruitment in Territorial Army.

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) investigated 1,107 cases and handled as many as 3,591 complaints in 2018, revealed the Delhi

Police data.

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