Kanpur Crime Branch has busted a gang of cyber thugs. The gang used to cheat on the pretext of giving 10% discount in insurance premium. Police has arrested 6 members of this gang. ATM cards, customer data, mobiles have been recovered from them. The arrested accused have cheated two crores.
The Crime Branch along with the Barra police have arrested 6 thugs including the head of the gang, Shivam. During the interrogation of the police, 33 bank accounts of the accused were found. The interrogation of cyber thugs is on. Police is trying to gather information about other members of this gang. Amit Gupta, a resident of Barra, had lodged an FIR at Barra police station. This gang of thugs had cheated Amit Gupta of 51 thousand. The crime branch was investigating the matter.
how did you cheat
Cyber thugs used to buy data of customers of Max Life Insurance Company from their agents for 20 to 30 thousand. The thugs used to have complete data of the customers, which included the policy number, name of the customers, address, mobile number. When the time for paying the premium was near, the accused used to call the customers. They used to pretend to give 10% discount in premium to the customer whose premium was not paid. The accused used to deposit money from customers through NEFT, RTGS.
Used to withdraw money from ATMs from others
ADCP Deepak Bhukar said that the accused never used to withdraw money from the ATM himself to avoid CCTV cameras. He used to withdraw money from ATM by giving two to three hundred rupees to any person. Along with this, he used to take cash by swiping the card at the petrol pump. On swiping 10 thousand rupees, one thousand rupees were given to the petrol pump employee. The accused used to take SIM on fake ID to make calls to customers. Used to buy prepaid sim from telecom company’s agent.