Online banking fraud: Police to search for accused in Bihar
They ran a call centre in Delhi from where they called bank customers and duped them into sharing their account details or debit or credit card information. They then used the information obtained to withdraw money from their accounts.Updated: Feb 26, 2017 23:00 IST
A team of Gurgaon police will conduct searches in Patna, Bihar, in a bid to nab the mastermind of the fake call centre racket that allegedly duped hundreds of people in Gurgaon. Police suspect that the prime accused is hiding in Bihar.
Gurgaon crime branch is following a lead — an address at which a laptop purchased by the accused from an e-retailer was delivered. An account in which they parked the money siphoned from people was used for the purchase. The laptop was purchased from e-retailer Amazon and delivered to an address near Patna, police said. Police have collected additional details from the online portal.
Anand Kumar, in-charge, cyber crime cell, Gurgaon, said the accused had bought the laptop from Amazon, and got it delivered to an address in Bihar. The account used to buy the laptop was also used for transferring money. “There is a strong reason to suspect that this address could be of the prime accused or someone related to the mastermind,” Kumar said.
The fake call centre allegedly operated by the accused from Delhi managed to dupe more than 500 persons in Gurgaon and Delhi.
On Sunday, one of the accused, Amit, was produced in the court after his three-day remand period was over.
First Published: Feb 26, 2017 23:00 IST