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Indian national gets 20-year jail for running call centers that defrauded US citizens

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 09:05 AM IST
44-year-old Hitesh Madhu Bhai Patel was sentenced for his role in operating and funding India-based call centers that defrauded American people of millions of dollars between 2013 and 2016.
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Rs 3,34,900 was allegedly withdrawn from a Pinjore woman’s account by a man claiming to be the branch manager of her bank(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Rs 3,34,900 was allegedly withdrawn from a Pinjore woman’s account by a man claiming to be the branch manager of her bank(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Online fraud: Pinjore woman loses more than 3 lakh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:50 PM IST
A case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Pinjore police station after Rajni Dwivedi complained that the money was debited from her savings account through fraud
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Bihar resident held for online fraud in Kullu

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Accused allegedly defrauded an ANI resident of Rs 10.62 lakh on pretext of updating their ATM card.
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The accused was arrested from Mumbai’s Versova area.(Representative Photo)
The accused was arrested from Mumbai’s Versova area.(Representative Photo)

Man claiming to be NRI cons MBBS aspirant’s father of Rs 61 lakh, nabbed in Mumbai

By Suraj Ojha | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Police said the accused is a history sheeter and many cases of cheating have been registered against him at many police stations in India.
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UP men promise Mumbai woman to cure her mentally ill daughter, dupes her of Rs 13 lakh

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Shobha Shetty, 70, has a 43-year-old daughter suffering from mental illness and has been undergoing treatment for 25 years.
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File photo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

10 booked for registering fake trust in PM’s name, 4 taken into custody

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 07:34 AM IST
Ajay Pandey, a resident of Kabir Nagar area in Varanasi, registered the ‘Adarsh Narendra Damodar Das Modi Jankalyankari Trust’, Varanasi, on July 14.
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The Economic Offences Wing of the Madhya Pradesh government has begun a probe into an alleged fraud in the sale of properties managed by the trust of the erstwhile royal family of Holkars.(HT PHOTO)
The Economic Offences Wing of the Madhya Pradesh government has begun a probe into an alleged fraud in the sale of properties managed by the trust of the erstwhile royal family of Holkars.(HT PHOTO)

Holkar’s trust denies fraud in property sales, EOW of MP govt begins probe

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The Trust maintains that transactions were transparent and that it had the consent of the state government.
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An FIR has been registered under section 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code and 66C (identity theft) and 66D (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of Information Technology Act against an unidentified suspect. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An FIR has been registered under section 420 (cheating) of Indian Penal Code and 66C (identity theft) and 66D (cheating by personation by using computer resource) of Information Technology Act against an unidentified suspect. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Billionaire Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry’s daughter loses money in cyber fraud

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 01:53 PM IST
According to Colaba police station, Laila Rustom Jehangir, who resides in Dubai, had authorised her father Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry to manage the account on her behalf.
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3 Chandigarh residents fall prey to online fraud

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 11:48 PM IST
Lose more than Rs 30,000 between them after being asked to share payment links to sell sanitisers, buy a camera and deposit money for a job
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Jyotirmayi Vijayavargiya, a resident of Indore, was arrested for allegedly impersonating an IPS officer.(HT PHOTO)
Jyotirmayi Vijayavargiya, a resident of Indore, was arrested for allegedly impersonating an IPS officer.(HT PHOTO)

Conman who impersonated IPS officer runs out of luck at toll plaza in Ujjain

By Anand Nigam | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Ujjain
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 07:09 PM IST
The impersonator’s luck ran out when staffers at a toll plaza called the police after he refused to pay.
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The two arrested men are Vikram Saxena, 34, who has also been involved in a case of cheating in Delhi previously, and Saxena’s brother-in-law Mudit Kumar, 38.
The two arrested men are Vikram Saxena, 34, who has also been involved in a case of cheating in Delhi previously, and Saxena’s brother-in-law Mudit Kumar, 38.

Two men held for posing as DSIIDC staffers, duping people of over Rs8 crore

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 04:07 AM IST
Police said the men have so far duped people of at least Rs8 crore. Luxury cars and a flat they bought with the cheated money have been seized, the police said.
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Wirecard’s implosion came just seven days after EY, its auditor for more than a decade, refused to sign off on the 2019 accounts, forcing out Chief Executive Markus Braun and leading it to admit that $2.1 billion of its cash probably didn’t exist.(REUTERS)
Wirecard’s implosion came just seven days after EY, its auditor for more than a decade, refused to sign off on the 2019 accounts, forcing out Chief Executive Markus Braun and leading it to admit that $2.1 billion of its cash probably didn’t exist.(REUTERS)

‘Elaborate and sophisticated fraud’: Wirecard collapses owing $4 billion to creditors

By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Berlin
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:51 AM IST
EY said while it was completing the 2019 audit, it was provided with false confirmations with regard to escrow accounts and reported them to the relevant authorities.
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Chandigarh travel agent booked for fraud in two cases

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 01:08 AM IST
Two Panchkula residents were cheated of Rs 1.3 lakh and Rs 3 lakh for travel packages, respectively
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Panchkula man loses 45,000 to online fraud

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The 72-year-old was told by fraudsters to download an app on the pretext of activating an e-wallet
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Kirron Kher’s private secy among 3 duped in cyber fraud

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 01:02 AM IST
Jyoti, a resident of Maloya, alleged that last year in September someone called on her mobile, claiming that he is from the customer care centre in Delhi
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A generic view of the Mumbai city.(Hemant Padalkar/HT Photo)
A generic view of the Mumbai city.(Hemant Padalkar/HT Photo)

‘Over Rs 700 cr drawn from state exchequer fraudulently’: Maharashtra tells HC

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 10:09 AM IST
The investigating squad submitted its interim report recently revealing how the fraud was perpetrated by giving a go by to the prevailing procedure – to seek approval of the finance department to every proposal involving financial implications – and how excess amounts have been drawn from the state exchequer.
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CBI officials coming out of the residence of Nitin Mahindra , main accused in VYAPAM scam, after conducting search in Bhopal.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ Hindustan Times)
CBI officials coming out of the residence of Nitin Mahindra , main accused in VYAPAM scam, after conducting search in Bhopal.(Mujeeb Faruqui/ Hindustan Times)

Mumbai firm booked for Rs 3.5k-cr fraud, says CBI

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2020 02:57 AM IST
Lookout circulars have also been issued against all of them at airports and other entry and exit points across India so that they do not leave the country, according to officials aware of the matter.
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Online fraud: Chief conservator of forest duped of 60K in Haryana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 12:20 AM IST
The complainant further said that subsequently, the trickster linked a Paytm account to his Aadhar and mobile number. Following this, the accused withdrew a total of 60,000 in three transactions of 48,000, 10,000 and 2,000 from his Panchkula-based State Bank of India (SBI) account, before the fraud came to light
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Podcast: Katherine Eban on Fraud in India’s Generic Drugs Industry

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 09:42 AM IST
An explosive new book, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, by journalist Katherine Eban demolishes this myth and provides a dizzying, page-turning investigation of the lies, deceit, and outright fraud that run rampant in the generics industry.
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New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI11_6_2019_000199B)(PTI Photo)
New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference in New Delhi, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI11_6_2019_000199B)(PTI Photo)

India’s state-run banks report $13 billion frauds in 6 months: Sitharaman

By Reuters | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 06:25 PM IST
‘Government has taken comprehensive measures to curb the incidence of fraud in banks,’ Nirmala Sitharaman, India’s finance minister told the upper house of parliament.
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A cheating case was registered against five directors of Ghatkopar-based Rasiklal Sankalchand Jewellers (RSJ).(PTI Photo)
A cheating case was registered against five directors of Ghatkopar-based Rasiklal Sankalchand Jewellers (RSJ).(PTI Photo)

Police on lookout for Maharashtra jewellers over fraud charges

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 05:57 AM IST
EOW officials said that so far, 17 investors have come forward with complaints against RSJ, claiming the jeweller cheated them by luring them with various lucrative gold schemes.
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On September 12, Sehgal checked for online availability of cement and came across Ambuja Cement offering online bulk purchase.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
On September 12, Sehgal checked for online availability of cement and came across Ambuja Cement offering online bulk purchase.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Panchkula realtor duped of 2.65 lakh in online fraud

By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 12:47 AM IST
The man fell victim to a fake website of a well-known cement company created by a Kolkata man
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Vaibhav Krishna, senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, said Surajpur police had received some job fraud complaints.(File Photo)
Vaibhav Krishna, senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, said Surajpur police had received some job fraud complaints.(File Photo)

Noida gang held for using rickshaw puller’s bank account for fraud

By Shafaque Alam | Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Police have recovered two laptops, seven mobile phones, one debit card, one printer, and Rs 4.4 lakh from the gang’s possession.
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The highest incidence of fraud was by way of data theft with nearly 41 per cent of Indian firms affected by it in the last 12 months, compared to the global average of just 29 per cent.(HT image)
The highest incidence of fraud was by way of data theft with nearly 41 per cent of Indian firms affected by it in the last 12 months, compared to the global average of just 29 per cent.(HT image)

One-third of Indian businesses hit hard by internal, external fraud: Report

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 05:18 PM IST
We believe that the level of due diligence done by Indian corporates is improving, but it is still below the basic requirement when compared globally, said Tarun Bhatia, head of South Asia and managing director in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice of Kroll
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The matter dates back to October 7,2015 when an FIR was registered following a complaint by IOB chief regional manager DC Kar.(PTI Photo)
The matter dates back to October 7,2015 when an FIR was registered following a complaint by IOB chief regional manager DC Kar.(PTI Photo)

CBI files chargesheet against eight in Rs 729-lakh fraud in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 12:20 AM IST
The eight accused are Arvind Machine Tools Private Limited through its directors Amarinder Singh Gorwara, his son Sahil and wife Daljit Kaur ; proprietor of M/S Punjab Steel Scrap Corporation Parminder Singh.
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EOW officials found that Sakhare transferred funds to multiple bank accounts and later withdrew it.(HT FILE)
EOW officials found that Sakhare transferred funds to multiple bank accounts and later withdrew it.(HT FILE)

Rs 40-cr fraud: Ex-bank manager used cash to open production house

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:58 AM IST
Rajan Sakhare, 62, was first arrested in June for allegedly siphoning off more than Rs 21.6 crore just a month before his retirement in 2016 by fraudulently availing overdraft facility on fixed deposits.
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The logo of Goldman Sachs is displayed in their office located in Sydney, Australia, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray/Files(REUTERS)
The logo of Goldman Sachs is displayed in their office located in Sydney, Australia, May 18, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray/Files(REUTERS)

Goldman Sachs VP, ex-staffer held for siphoning off Rs 38.40 crore to pay poker debts

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 08:42 AM IST
The main suspect Jhunjhunwala, who has been working with the company as VP – Foreign Exchange and Equity Settlements, for the past four years, is accused of committing the fraud after incurring losses of more than Rs 50 lakh in online poker.
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Two cases of cheating were lodged at Swargate and Kondhwa police stations on August 23 and 27 respectively.(PTI Photo)
Two cases of cheating were lodged at Swargate and Kondhwa police stations on August 23 and 27 respectively.(PTI Photo)

76- year-old man duped of Rs 52,000 in Pune

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 04:24 PM IST
The victim in his FIR pointed out that the unidentified person offered help, took his ATM card and instead handed over another ATM in the name of some other person and cheated him to the tune of Rs 52,000.
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Online frauds: 13 Ludhiana residents duped of 13.9lakh

By HT Corresopodent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Two Canadians of Indian descent have been charged in the US with bitcoin fraud using Twitter, according to the Justice Department.(Bloomberg)
Two Canadians of Indian descent have been charged in the US with bitcoin fraud using Twitter, according to the Justice Department.(Bloomberg)

Indian-origin Canadians charged in US with bitcoin fraud

By Indo Asian News Service | New York
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2019 01:21 PM IST
Bitcoin is an internet-based crypto-currency and is outside the control of any country and can be stored or exchanged online for real currency or used for transaction through companies that provide the services.
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