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Bcom Graduate Behind Cyber Fraud was Arrested by Gurugram Police Cyber Cell


A commerce graduate was arrested by Gurugram Police cyber cell for allegedly duping several people from the Delhi-NCR, by obtaining their debit or credit card details. The hometown of the accused, Vikas Jha, is Muzaffarpur in Bihar. He was operating these cyber frauds from his rented home in Tilak Nagar, New Delhi, and Delhi-NCR police was looking for him in context of many cyber frauds. The police have arrested Jha from Jharsa Crossing, and have taken him on remand of four days.


The cause for his arrest was a case that was registered, on August 18, in the Cyber police station, where a businesswoman said that she was robbed off an amount of INR 67,000.


Police said that Jha never ever called his victims unlike the other cyber fraudsters. In place, he allegedly hacked the victim's email accounts and then changed the registered mobile numbers, as a result the victim never received any OTP (One Time Password) on their registered mobile and never were alerted of the same.


Sumit Kuhar, DCP (Crime), said that Jha was operating from his Tilak Nagar rented home, and had also hired two people for hacking email accounts. The hackers picked up people for hacking from a list that was provided to them by Jha. Kuhar further added that Jha was purchasing the data of people and their personal information from a shopkeeper based in Delhi.


Jha's modus operandi was revealed during the police interrogation, as he confessed of sending a text message containing a link of reward points to the card owners. Once the victim use to click on the link, it led them to fill up a form, which asked for various personal details which included name, email id's, debit card details and so on.


Kuhar added that, "through this form, Jha used to fish out the debit/credit card details following which he used to access the OTP after hacking victim's email account. He used to then use the same accounts for shopping and transferring money".


Police said that the victims remained unaware about the fraud till the money was stolen from bank account of the victim.


Kuhar added that in order to safeguard against cyber fraud, they keep on reminding the public to frequently change their passwords as well as caution them not to use their date of birth, names and mobile numbers as passwords.

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