Hyderabad: Sitting far away in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand, the gang cheated people in Telugu-speaking states by making gift cards cards to the tune of more than Rs 2 crore.
The e-commerce fraud gang, arrested by the Cyberabad Cybercrime Police on Monday, had a very sophisticated modus operandi, which included tele-calling centers in Odisha and Jharkhand with Telugu-speaking tele-callers to woo the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Were, while Karnataka and Tamil Nadu also had Kannada and Tamil speakers to cheat people
The 10 people arrested include five people from Telangana’s Mancherial, against whom there is a primary charge of cheating people by sending fake gift scratch cards and applications in the name of popular e-commerce and telemarketing companies.
The arrested persons were identified as Tarun Kumar of Bihar, Prabhakar Kumar Sinha of Jharkhand, Kamlesh Dubey of Mancherial, Yashwant Thakur of Madhya Pradesh, Sourabh Patel of Madhya Pradesh, M. Venkatesh, G. Rakesh, E. Prashanth, S. Rajender Reddy and L. Rajalingu.all from Ranchi and natives of Mancherial.
Five suspects named Alok, Tiranju and Bajrangi from Bihar and Kotesh and Sunil from Jharkhand escaped.
Addressing a press conference, Cyberabad commissioner VC Sajjanar said that Tarun Kumar collected a database of customers of different popular e-commerce websites from Alok and Tiranju and prepared fake envelopes in the names of these companies and postage. Sends scratch cards to customers.
“Customers believed the letters to be genuine, because they had purchased some product or other from these online e-commerce companies. They fell over and called the fraudsters on the mobile phone numbers given in the posts they received by them to confirm the winning gift that gifts including cars and expensive gadgets and others Sajjnar said
Fraudsters, on receiving these calls, will send fake ID cards of e-commerce companies on WhatsApp to convince the customer. “After one of the customers believed them, they started withdrawing money under the registration fee, document fee, GST and income tax to claim the gifts,” Sajjanar said adding that the police has seized 30 debit cards,42 mobile phones, laptop and rubber stamp from the gang.