New Delhi: In yet another major haul against cyber fraudsters, the cyber cell of Rohini apprehended seven people, including three women for allegedly duping several on the pretext of helping them redeem their credit card points or increase credit card limit.
DCP (Rohini) Pranav Tayal said four accused have been identified as Pulkit Malik (23), Rahul Verma (22), Avinash Kumar (37) and Jitender Sharma (28). The accused works as a freelance app designer, The Indian Express reported. Tayal added that the three women used to make fraud calls to their targets.
“A complaint was received regarding cheating on the pretext of redeeming credit card points. The complainant stated that on May 13, he received a call and a woman assured him that she is calling from a bank’s credit card department. She sent a link on his WhatsApp number and asked him to install the app,” Tayal said.
“The complainant installed the app using the link. After he followed the caller’s instructions, Rs 28,826 was deducted from his credit card. During investigation, call detail records and IMEI of the alleged number was analysed by a team led by SHO Ajay Dalal and it was revealed that the alleged persons are based in Mahavir Nagar,” he said.
“With help from local intelligence, a recce of the alleged suspect was carried out. On July 12, police conducted a raid and the first accused, Pulkit, was arrested. He disclosed that he runs a call centre from his home with the help of three women,” said the DCP. During interrogation, the accused revealed that they would send the fake bank app link to their target. When the victim installed the link, the accused get access to messages (OTP) on their phones.