The central government has launched a nationwide campaign against cyber fraud. In this first-of-its-kind operation, big gangs of cyber thugs operating in 18 states have been exposed. Several state police, fintech (financial technology) companies, and investigative agencies in collaboration with the Cyber Security Wing of the Ministry of Home Affairs have identified 350 accused, eight of whom have also been arrested. 333 mobile phones have been recovered from them and 100 bank accounts have also been seized. On the basis of suspicion, 900 mobile phones, 1,000 bank accounts and hundreds of UPI and e-commerce IDs are also being investigated.
Gang members spread across several states played different roles
A senior Home Ministry official said that this gang of cyber thugs used to victimize people in mutual coordination. The gang members spread across different states played different roles, making it difficult for the police in one state to uncover the entire conspiracy.
The tasks of the gang members were divided, each member was a master in his work.
According to the official, tasks like OTP fraud, credit card fraud, e-commerce fraud, making fake identity cards, obtaining fake mobile numbers, preparing fake addresses, money laundering and buying and selling of stolen goods were divided among the gang members. Were.
Complaint received on CyberSafe on June 11
One such case of phone fraud was reported on the CyberSafe website on June 11 and within four days the gang was busted. In fact, a 78-year-old resident of Udaipur, Rajasthan, complained of a fraud of Rs 6.5 lakh on CyberSafe. It was soon discovered that the money deducted from his account has been deposited in three cards of State Bank of India, from which 33 expensive mobile phones of Xiaomi company have been purchased on Flipkart. Within minutes, it was learned that these mobile phones have been delivered in Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh. On the basis of this information, the Balaghat SP immediately not only took the accused Hukum Singh Bisen into custody but also recovered all 33 mobile phones from him.
6.5 lakhs were cheated by calling the elderly of Jharkhand and bought 33 mobiles in Madhya Pradesh for that money
On the other hand, Sanjay Mahato, who called the Udaipur elder from Deoghar in Jharkhand, was taken into custody by the police there. After this, the investigation of the members of this gang spread in the country started and so far two people including Hukum Singh Bisen from Madhya Pradesh and four people including Sanjay Mahato from Jharkhand as well as two people from Andhra Pradesh have been arrested. At the same time, the role of 350 people is being investigated.
gang's jiomi love becomes secret
A senior official said that this gang of cyber thugs' love for mobile phones of Chinese company Xiaomi remains a mystery and they are being questioned in this regard. In fact, in the latest case also, the gang had bought 33 new mobile phones of Xiaomi with the money of cheating.
Over 300 phones seized
The 300 mobile phones that were seized from the gang, which were bought with the money of cheating, belong to Xiaomi itself. The members of this gang use only the phone of Xiaomi. There is a apprehension that there is some special technology in the mobile of Xiaomi which helps them to hide their identity
what is cybersafe
CyberSafe is an app and a website with the same name. It was prepared by the FICN Coordination Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs in August 2019. By the way, the main objective of Fcord was to coordinate between agencies in detecting and taking action against counterfeit Indian currency notes. But later, Fcord, in collaboration with private agencies, created CyberSafe to share real-time information on cyber fraud cases and help them reach the accused.
Three thousand security agencies including police of 19 states are associated with cybersafe
At present, more than three thousand security agencies of the country including the police of 19 states of the country are associated with it. Along with this, 18 fintech companies are also involved in this. Data of 65 thousand mobile phones and 55 thousand phone numbers related to fraud is available in CyberSafe. Now talks are going on with the National Payments Corporation of India to link CyberSafe with the UPI domain. After connecting with this, CyberSafe can prove to be more effective against cybercrime.
crack down on crime
Cyber Security Unit of the Ministry of Home Affairs along with the police of various states arrested
Gang's web was spread in 18 states, more than 300 phones seized, 100 bank accounts seized
- Nine hundred phones, 1,000 bank accounts, hundreds of UPI and e-commerce IDs are also being investigated
how to hunt
- A member would call someone a victim of fraud and the rest of the member used to hide that money.
All the members of the gang used to use the mobile of the Chinese company Xiaomi.