Gang of cheats posing as RBI officials busted
Crime Branch has busted a gang of cheats who were indulged in online cheating gullible persons by gathering secret information about their ATM/Debit cards on the pretext of card verification while posing as RBI officials. The mastermind identified as Pappu Mandal a resident of Jharkhand has been arrested from Jharkhand and his associate Dhananjay Mandal from Delhi. The accused persons had used Paytm & Payumoney wallets and bank accounts opened at remote locations such as Kargil, Jammu & Kashmir for transaction of the cheated amount. According to police, on November 6, a complaint was received at Parliament Street police station in which it was alleged that complainant had received several phone calls from a caller posing as an RBI official who obtained his ATM/Debit card details on the pretext of card verification. The caller had warned the complainant that his ATM/Debit card would be blocked within a couple of hours if the information is not provided for verification purpose. Further, while conducting fraudulent online transactions using card details, the OTP received by the complainant was also obtained by the caller in the name of verification.