With the arrest of 12 people, including two women from Noida, the Delhi Police Special Cell dismantled an illegal module that ran a bogus online repair system with crooks posing as government officials. Police said the union had deceived around 3,000 victims across the country.
Police said the crooks were deceiving these people, who tried to press charges for cheating online. “They billed the victims for treatment fees (already cheated) and subsequently stopped responding by blocking them,” police said.
According to KPS Malthora, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), the Intelligence and Strategic Operations Fusion Unit (IFSO) of the special cell, reports have been received that some racketeers are using various mechanisms to defraud victims of crime. cheating online by posing as government officials on fraudulently created web pages with similar nomenclature to the government complaint redress system. “In addition, a complaint was also received, in which the complainant alleged that while trying to complain about an incident of cheating, he came across a website, www.jansurkashakendara.in, claiming to be a crime reporting portal. He called on the cell phone number provided on the website and under the pretext of filing and investigating his complaint, the alleged persons charged him 2,850 rupees, ”the DCP said.
“In addition, the defendants have created more similar websites with the names of Jan Shikayat Kendra, Grahak Suraksha Kendra, Nyaya Bharat and others,” the DCP said. “Once payment was received, the complainant’s number was blocked by the accused. A first information report (FIR) under Articles 419, 420 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered and an investigation has been initiated, ”the DCP said. “Whenever someone is a victim of cybercrime, they should report it to the government portal https://www.cybercrime.gov.in/ and call the hotline number 155260. No government office charges processing fees for setting up government machinery. action, ”added the DCP.
“During the investigation, the police team found seven other similar complaints registered on the national cybercrime reporting portal. An FIR was also found registered in Karnataka. The bank details of the payment gateways were collected and analyzed. During the examination, it was revealed that the fraudsters received Rs 1.74 crore in the past year, ”said the DCP.
“Based on technical and human intelligence, a total of 12 people, including two women, were arrested,” the DCP said.
Explaining the modus operandi of the module, the DCP said the defendants set up a website on behalf of www.Jansurakshakendra.in and urged victims of cybercrime to file complaints on their website.
“They have used the search engine optimization method to drive traffic and get their website listed on the Google search engine whenever search queries are generated by users,” DCP said.
“When the victims called the phone numbers listed on the website, the accused pretended to be government officials. They used to charge victims money ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 30,000 under the pretext of filing and investigating their complaint. After receiving the money, the defendants generally blocked the number of victims, ”the DCP said.