Noida Police bust hackers’ gang who stole money through emails
The Noida Police successfully busted a fake online email spoofing gang with the arrest of four Nigerians and four Indians.
They were held for deceiving Rs 44 lakh by sending fake email to the account manager of Hotel Crown Plaza in Greater Noida against the complaint filed in Surajpur police station, from where the case was transferred to the Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation, Noida.
The arrested four Nigerians told that they had rented a house in Delhi from where they operated the network and got just 2 per cent as commission by the gang leader. They were identified as Ogwu Anthony, Revben Sylvester, Sikeru Taiwo, Frances Obi who carried legal Nigerian passports.
According to the case, on September 28, Rakesh Kumar, account manager, received an email by the criminals in which they identified as the Chairman of the hotel directing them to deposit money into eight different accounts. The arrested misappropriated over Rs 44 lakh from the Hotel’s account.
Later, they came to know that the chairman has not sent any email and reported to Surajpur police about the incident. Dinesh Yadav, SP (city) Noida, said:
“A team of Cyber Crime Investigation traced the IP address of the emails to Raju Park in New Delhi.
“On Thursday morning, we raided a house and arrested Revben Sylvester from the spot. Based on his interrogation details, the police conducted raids at three more locations and arrested three other Nigerian nationals.”
The police seized five laptops, 28 mobile phones, 30 passbooks, 31 cheque books, 35 ATM cards, 20 pan cards, 21 voter identity cards, one driving license, three aadhar cards, eight data cards, and Rs three lakh cash from their possession, he added.
The police later conducted raids in other different parts of the city and successfully arrested their four other Indian gang mates who are identified as Nazish Ali, Tanweer, Naushad and Nazir Khan.
The fraudsters used to send emails to people and ask them to deposit money into the account. They also had some local people were in their network whose accounts they used for the transaction.