Delhi police have busted a gang of high-tech cyber crooks and arrested four men for deceiving people under the guise of redeeming credit card points or increasing credit card limit. The police also recovered 10 credit/debit/ATM cards, a check book, 14 cell phones, 28 SIM cards, a laptop computer, 3 Wi-Fi routers in the possession of the accused.
The accused, identified as Pulkit Malik, Rahul Verma, Avinash Kumar and Jitender Sharma, used to send a link to a fake banking app to victims to access their text messages using the app.
The matter came to light when a complaint was filed with the Cyber Police Station, with Rohini alleging that he was duped under the guise of redeeming SBI credit card points. In his complaint, he said that on May 13, he received a call from a woman who claimed to be calling from SBI’s credit card department. Afterwards, she sent a link to his WhatsApp, asking him to install an app.
The plaintiff proceeded as instructed, after which Rs 28,826 was deducted from his credit card.
Based on the complaint filed by the victim, the police registered a case and then arrested the accused.
Probe revealed that the accused, Avinash Kumar, a retail SIM card provider and distributor for the Airtel company, had a habit of supplying fake SIM cards which were used to make fraudulent calls to victims. Similarly, another defendant, Jitender Sharma, developed a fake SBI Bank app to access victims’ cellphone messages.
Meanwhile, Pulkit Malik, another defendant in the case, had recruited three girls for making fraudulent calls to customers, further duping them under the guise of redeeming credit card points.
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