The Cyber analysis team of crime branch managed to refund about Rs 6 lakh to people, who were duped by conmen over phone posing as bank officials or the officials of company to install mobile phone towers in the city. Investigation on other complaints is underway.
Additional Superintendent of Police (crime) Amarendra Singh said: “We have received about 195 complaints of online fraud from January 2018 to March 2019. The complainants were duped in the name of credit-debit card renewal, mobile tower installation, loan, dealership of petrol pump etc by the conmen during this period. The conmen received money through e-wallets and bank accounts.
During investigation, it was revealed that gangs involved in the crime are being operated from Dumka, Girdih and Jamtara towns of Jharkhand state. They contact people and dupe them after receiving their bank details. The gangs involved in Delhi, Mumbai and West Bengal are duping people in the name of providing jobs, to install mobile towers and petrol pumps through fake websites.
The Crime branch managed to close about 600 e-wallets and 400 bank accounts which were used for receiving money by the accused. At least 105 complaints were sent to the police stations concerned to register cases against the accused. A few fake websites created by the conmen were also closed by the crime branch and Rs 6 lakh were refunded to the victims.
ASP Singh further said that people should be aware of such frauds as banks, loan companies and finance companies never ask confidential information or bank details of any person. Never share any confidential details to any caller or do not response such phone calls.