2 cyber fraud gangs busted, 6 arrested - ECAS Punjab

2 cyber fraud gangs busted, 6 arrested

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Chandigarh, September 19

The Punjab Police have busted two gangs of inter-state cyber scamsters and arrested six persons for defrauding a large number of customers of their money by impersonating as bank officials.

The police have recovered Rs 8.85 lakh in cash, 11 mobile phones, nine phone handsets and 100 SIM cards from their possession.

HDFC clients duped

The accused would target HDFC Bank account holders by impersonating as bank officials. They used to take victims' account info claiming their debit/credit card was about to expire

According to DGP Dinkar Gupta, while one gang with four members was operating from Delhi, the other two arrested were working for a Jamtara-based gang active in Ludhiana. Jamtara in Jharkhand is notorious for online scams. Gupta said the six were active in the region and with their arrest four cases had been solved so far.

The DGP said the operation was carried out by a joint team of the Cyber Cell and CIA, supervised by Sangrur SSP Sandeep Garg. — TNS



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