Another Jamtara gang busted by Delhi Police; 6 held with over 21K SIM cards
The cyber police station unit of Outer North district police has busted a pan India customer care number scam gang that was being operated from Jharkhand’s Jamtara, Delhi Police said on Wednesday.
They have arrested six cyber fraudsters of this gang for allegedly defrauding more than 2,500 people through fake customer care numbers of different banks by publishing their advertisements on Google. Police have seized around 21,761 SIM cards from their possession, they said.
The accused have been identified as Nizamuddin Ansari aka Nijam (23), Afroj Alam (23), Md Amir Ansari (22), Sarfaraj Ansari (22), Afroj Ansari (22) and Nasim Malitya (23), they all are resident of Jamtara, Jharkhand. Nizamuddin Ansari is the mastermind of this gang who remained in for four months in jail in a fraud case and is presently on Bail.
According to police, they received a complaint from a person who presently residing in Dubai and has come to Delhi to visit her daughter at Delhi Technological University (DTU), He wanted to get the Bank passbook of her daughter updated and searched f a customer care number on Google. He called that number i.e. 9339099957. A person attended his call and professionally talked to him. He convinced or induced the complainant to download an application “SBI ANYDESK” for further assistance from the play store by sending the link via a WhatsApp number as SBI Customer Care Personnel. Thereafter he asked to share his location, he said that now everything is online in digital India.
Then the fraudster asked him to open his net banking. These persons forwarded the call to a person pretending a senior executive and remotely got access to a mobile phone and made two unauthorized transactions of Rs 9,50,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively from the SBI Bank account.
Ravi Kumar Singh, DCP, Outer North district, said that an FIR was registered under section 420 IPC at Cyber Crime Police, Outer North’s Bawana and it was further registered on NCRP Portal immediately. Further intensive money trail started by writing emails to SBI, Google, Flipkart, and Nodal were alerted by making phone calls to get the money blocked. Our team is successfully able to get the money refunded. The investigation was further continued by a team led by SHO Cyber Crime/Outer North District Raman Kumar Singh, Inspector Devender under the supervision of ACP Operation Yash Pal Singh.
“During the investigation, Call Detail Records (CDR) of alleged phone numbers were sought, money trailing conducted and details from SBI Bank and Bill desk were taken on record. On analysis, it was found that these persons used the call forwarding method along with frequently changing the Google webpage customer phone numbers to hide their locations. The phone numbers and IMEI analyze broader perspective and it has been noticed that these persons doing online cyber fraud in an organized and professional manner on PAN India basis,” DCP Outer North, Ravi Kumar Singh mentioned.
“Further, based on surveillance and technical leads, a raid was conducted at Village Nawadih, Naya Tola under Karmatar police station, Jamtara, Jharkhand with the assistance of Jharkhand Police, and the above accused were arrested. Around 25 mobile phones containing incriminating data and fraud SIM cards were seized from their possession,” DCP said.