West UP STF arrests two, including a woman, from Agra
The Western UP STF on Tuesday arrested two people, including a woman, for allegedly swindling crores of rupees by collecting credit and debit card holders’ data from banks by creating fake e-commerce websites. In this case, on 26th January, STF arrested four miscreants from Faridabad. Seven thousand customer information and two mobile phones were recovered from the detainees.
Kuldeep Narayan, Superintendent of Police, Western UP STF, said that over the past few days, STF Uttar Pradesh has been swindling crores of rupees from cyber thugs by getting data on debit and credit card holders of various banks, fraudulently getting OTP from customers. He said a laptop, 14 mobile phones, a diary, a Scorpio car, a Honda City car and Rs 99,000 in cash were recovered from the accused.
The official said that Deepak Malik, the wife of the woman artisan, and Mohammad Farooq, the son of Sulaiman, who were providing customer information to the gang, had been on the run since the incident. A reward of Rs 25,000 was announced for his arrest. He said the STF arrested both on Tuesday. About 7000 customer data has been recovered from them. The gang also includes some other people who are being searched by the police.
Police said the accused caught people by calling them directly on their web and after getting the OTP number of their debit card and credit card, they bought it from their fake e-commerce website and withdrew money from their account. He said the gang had so far confessed to cheating several thousand people.
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