Hyderabad: The Cyberabad Cybercrime police arrested an e-commerce fraud gang of 10 individuals on Monday. They had been together with 5 from Mancherial, for dishonest individuals by sending reward scratch playing cards and utility letters within the identify of common e-commerce and telemarketing corporations.
The arrested individuals had been Tarun Kumar from Bihar, Prabhakar Kumar Sinha from Jharkhand, Kamlesh Dubey from Mancherial, Yashwanth Thakur from Madhya Pradesh, Sourabh Patel from Madhya Pradesh, M.Venkatesh, G. Rakesh, E.Prashanth, S.Rajender Reddy, and L.Rajalingu, all from Ranchi and natives of Mancherial. 5 suspects, Alok, Tiranju, and Bajrangi from Bihar and Kotesh and Sunil from Jharkhand, had been absconding.
On the press convention, Cyberabad Commissioner VC Sajjanar mentioned Tarun Kumar collected the database of consumers of various e-commerce web sites and ready faux envelopes within the identify of those corporations, and despatched scratch playing cards to them by put up.
“Clients believed the letters to be real, as that they had bought some product or the opposite from these on-line e-commerce corporations. They fell into the entice and known as the fraudsters on the cell phone numbers given within the put up acquired by them to verify successful presents together with vehicles and dear devices amongst others,” Sajjanar mentioned.
The fraudsters, on receiving these calls, would ship faux ID playing cards of e-commerce corporations on WhatsApp to persuade the client.
“As soon as any of the purchasers believed them, they’d begin extracting cash underneath the pretext of the registration charge, doc prices, GST and Earnings Tax to assert presents,” Sajjanar mentioned, including that the police had seized 42 cellphones, laptops, rubber stamps and 30 debit playing cards from the gang.
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