Delhi Police crime branch busted a gang in Jharkhand that duped many in the national capital by posing as bank officials on phone. As per Times of India, the gang comprised of six-seven men duped at least 500 people. While four gang members have already been nabbed, efforts are being done to arrest others. Speaking to the paper, joint commissioner (Crime) Praveer Ranjan said that the gang used to operate from Jharkhand’s Jamtara district.
The report further said that the gang used to procure debit card and bank account details from bank officials as well as hackers after which they used to target victims. The gang members would take victims in their confidence and asked them to share a one-time password or the CVV numbers. After this they used the information to transfer money into mobile wallets to be withdrawn through ATMs later, Times of India reported.
Earlier in July, in a similar case, a gang of 21 members was arrested from Ranchi on alleged cyber fraud charges, Indian Express said, during a joint raid by Jharkhand and Karnataka police. While their ringleader Karu Singh hailed from Bihar, others were from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Bihar.
As per the report, the gang members had moved to an apartment in Jagannathpur area of Ranchi in groups, posing as engineering students. They would call up people by posing as bank officials and made promises of jobs and lottery wins, police said. They would try to get bank account numbers and passwords advised their victims to deposit cash in a certain account. The gang had supposedly garnered crores by cheating people in this manner.