Notorious Cyber Fraud Module Busted – Cyber Criminals Apprehended
Acting on the initial inputs provided by Military Intelligence, Southern Command, a notorious cyber fraudster named Sanjeev Kumar, age 30 years was apprehended from Bharatpur. He was then jointly interrogated by police of Haryana, UP, Rajasthan and Military Intelligence Pune, police raids were carried out at Nuh in Haryana and Deeg in Rajasthan which led to apprehension of 9 more cyber criminals.
The module included seasoned cyber criminals, who were active for long. Many FIRs and police complaints are on-record against the module for duping innocent civilians by posing themselves as Army Men.
The module spotted their victims through online house renting and other websites and gained the trust by using morphed identity documents of serving Army personnel Deepak Bajrang Pawar which made them gain the trust of victims easily. The module adopted an efficient method of duping wherein, they made a notional payment of few Rs to verify the transaction for the settled deal of renting a property or buying some goods, primarily a second hand vehicle. They then posed some technical issues and requested victims to share OTPs or Scan QR codes which ended in reverse transfer of funds from victims’ accounts.
To evade arrest, accomplice of the module operated from tri junction of UP / Haryana/ Delhi/ Rajasthan (Bharatpur/ Mewat region) to create crime jurisdiction complexities, used multiple SIM Cards and mobile phones and bank accounts.
On coming to notice, investigating authorities examined their patterns and posed as prospective client & after investigation the key accused was lured to a trap which subsequently led to apprehension of many others. So far several fabricated Military Identity/Canteen Cards, PAN, Adhar Cards, over 3 dozens Mobiles, 206 SIM Cards and 7 Laptops were recovered from the above spots.
The notorious fraudster module and imposters were also wanted in Gujarat, UP, AndhraPradesh, Maharastra and many states. As per cybercrime complaint portal, fraudster duped more than 60 innocent individuals. FIR No 32702230007472 against the individual is lodged at Sarojininagar PS, Mathura and Police is further investigating the module.