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Phishing Scam Exposed; Four Individuals Detained

 

In the Bokaro Steel City, Cyber-Crime Police have exposed one massive Internet scam. Four individuals who are dropouts from engineering colleges have been arrested because they're the culprits of the scam known as "Bottom Fishing." Many people got cheated during the crime within the state and all over the country. The victims didn't report to the police for having lost extremely small amounts of money.

 

Those victimized are two brothers Kapil Dev Suman and Sushil Kumar Suman along with Biplav Kumar and Sooraj Kumar. They all reside at the City. Till now, police have confiscated 15 mobile phones, 460 sim cards, data cards, hard disks, laptops as well as original and forged ID proof documents. Indiatoday.intoday.in posted this, July 25, 2017.

Having aired websites namely www.paymaza.com, www.munafadaily.com, www.munafaperday.com, www.mundratrade.com and www.futuretrade.biz, the accused advertised electronic items on them for sale at low prices. Apart from this, they launched investment programmes wherein investors would get a 2% interest on a daily basis.

 

People who browsed the mentioned websites were duped into providing their bank login details. Later on the fraudsters utilized the information for illegally transferring funds into their own accounts. Police managed obtaining a database, which had banking credentials related to over 16,000 bank a/c that had been activated devoid of referring to the usual "Know Your Customer" procedures.

 

The arrested individuals had utilized one among the websites for establishing one fake investment company followed with offering unsuspecting netizens the investments schemes. People who went to the websites got instructed towards typing in their bank login particulars. The criminals then used those credentials for transferring small sums of cash that wouldn't raise suspicion.

 

Last week an investigation was started when a Bengaluru resident named Suresh Sakri complained of having INR5,000 and after some days INR2,000 debited to his a/c within 2 phony transactions. An SMS regarding the debited amounts sent to his mobile prompted Sakri to call up the bank which told him the transactions had been conducted officially.

 

The police arranged 3 groups for the investigation, chief person being Dy SP M D Sharath with members as Shafiullah, Krishnoji Rao, Muniratnam and Vinod Kumar.

» SPAMfighter News - 31-07-2017

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