Inter-state gang of cyber criminals busted

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 Inter-state gang of cyber criminals busted

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Ref: https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/inte...

Revealing modus operandi of the gang, the CP said, “The gang collected documents like Aadhar and PAN cards of people in Punjab, West Bengal, UP, Jharkhand and other states. They used these documents to open insta bank accounts and as an identify proofs of the people to get SIM cards for use in cyber frauds.”
The gang used fake identity proofs like Aadhar and PAN cards for opening bank accounts mostly in ICICI Bank, the CP added. They also opened multiple bank accounts using IDs of innocent persons and sold their details to other fraudsters for about Rs1500 to Rs3,000, the CP said.
The gang also sold debit cards of these bank accounts to fraudsters for Rs3,000 to Rs4,000, the CP added.
The gang used fake identities to get online loan from apps like Dhani and Red Carpet and transferred the amount online into wallets and further to their personal bank accounts, the CP said. They committed a fraud of over Rs20 lakh in this way, the CP added.
The gang sold Aadhar and Pan card details of innocent people without their consent through WhatsApp/Facebook groups, the CP said. The gang also took refund from Zomato and Swiggy fraudulently, the CP added.

One of the suspects was an employee Blue Dart company, the CP said. He helped other gang members to divert delivery of credit and debit cards applied on the basis of insta bank accounts, which were opened using Aadhar and PAN cards of people of different states, to their own addresses, the CP added. The courier boy used to get Rs 100 commission for each delivery, the CP said.
The role of some bank officials was under scanner, the CP added. If connivance of any bank officials was found, the police would take legal action against them accordingly, the CP said.

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What shit!

There is a telugu movie by the name “Arjun Suravaram” on very similar lines. Scary to know this actually happens out there.

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DD per bhi ho sakte hein aisse log… sad toungueout

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raghupro wrote:

What shit!

There is a telugu movie by the name “Arjun Suravaram” on very similar lines. Scary to know this actually happens out there.

I know this movie. And apart from this gang, there are more people/gangs still running their shows. Even a photocopy shopkeeper or sim related shop guy can do this stuff.

I remember when I took a postpaid connection after joining my employer, next day I received a phone call asking for personal loan requirement. The person on the other end even mentioned where I’m working (this is on 2nd day at my new employer). I diverted the caller with more fake information acting innocent; that’s another story though.

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They don’t do kyc verification for these insta accounts?

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vijkap201 wrote:

DD per bhi ho sakte hein aisse log… sad toungueout

yes can be found in tradings section , telegram etc .

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billubakra wrote:

They don’t do kyc verification for these insta accounts?

They can very well manage with the available data or fake if needed.

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What makes me wonder is they do these for mere small amounts like ₹100(bluedart guy) over telegram they are doing for even ₹10.
Was watching Jim browning videos where some of these fake call center scammer’s were exposed they were working for like 5-12k per month salary and the owner(mastermind) was living in a flat whose rent was 50 lakh per month just think about it.
Makes me think how cheap is to get people even for these illegal things.
I can’t even imagine what could be done with some big money.

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andromeda wrote:

I know this movie. And apart from this gang, there are more people/gangs still running their shows. Even a photocopy shopkeeper or sim related shop guy can do this stuff.

I remember when I took a postpaid connection after joining my employer, next day I received a phone call asking for personal loan requirement. The person on the other end even mentioned where I’m working (this is on 2nd day at my new employer). I diverted the caller with more fake information acting innocent; that’s another story though.

I am not sure how much it helps or how easily it can be photoshopped but whenever I am compelled to give out ID proofs I make sure to write across it with a pen the reason for giving the ID proof.

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raghupro wrote:

I am not sure how much it helps or how easily it can be photoshopped but whenever I am compelled to give out ID proofs I make sure to write across it with a pen the reason for giving the ID proof.

I do that too…but that way we can only say that we didn’t authorise for other purposes god forbid if some thing has come to our notice. That said, the information can easily be photoshopped, and the information in the hands of a person who is gaming the system, nothing can be done.

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andromeda wrote:

They can very well manage with the available data or fake if needed.

No thumbprint needed for these accounts?

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billubakra wrote:

No thumbprint needed for these accounts?

Most accounts doesn’t need thumbprint, just the docs

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andromeda wrote:

Most accounts doesn’t need thumbprint, just the docs

“Har account aadhar card se link hoga aur aadhar ki verification angoothe se hogi taki koi galat istemaal na kare”
Yeh shabd 1 sapne dikhane vale ne kahe the 1 bar. Naam nahi loonga varna log mujhe aatankwadi kahenge.

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raghupro wrote:

What shit!

There is a telugu movie by the name “Arjun Suravaram” on very similar lines. Scary to know this actually happens out there.

Its a remake of tamil film “Kanithan” (Liked it more than telugu version)
Also Tamil film “Irumbu Thirai” also has similar premise (+ Diversion of OTPs like CC/DCs here toungueout)

Couple of years back, Lime Mobile App (AXIS) got compromised and users money got stolen/transferred (Thanks to some AXIS Bank employees from Hyderabad) after they took replacement SIMs using fake documents

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billubakra wrote:

“Har account aadhar card se link hoga aur aadhar ki verification angoothe se hogi taki koi galat istemaal na kare”
Yeh shabd 1 sapne dikhane vale ne kahe the 1 bar. Naam nahi loonga varna log mujhe aatankwadi kahenge.

Let’s keep it aside who said it, but it is rightly put. If every bank systems are mandated to follow, then there will be less exploitation of user data, but then people will still try to figure out the loopholes.

But then banks/institutions are not following it. Infact it had come to such an extent that banks are not mandating aadhaar any more. If one willingly submits aadhaar for any purpose, they are taking a duly signed note mentioning that the user voluntarily submitted the aadhaar copy.

In my opinion, knowingly or unknowingly we brought it ourselves.

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raghupro wrote:

What shit!

There is a telugu movie by the name “Arjun Suravaram” on very similar lines. Scary to know this actually happens out there.

More than this, above story related to Abhimanyudu (vishal movie)

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Yet another one! https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/duping-bu...

In one particular case, based on a fraudster’s phone location and bank transactions, police identified that he was also swindling money from the e-mitra banks, which are unique to Rajasthan, Haryana and some other northern states. These banks disburse loans to the farmers in the villages. The Hyderabad Police approached the bank manager in Kawan and alerted them about the scam. The bank manager assured all possible help to nab the accused. "But this was a pretence, the bank manager had also colluded with these fraudsters. Our investigation found it. The local police would be definitely aware of this, but they wouldn’t disclose this to us fearing retaliation from the offenders.

cc: @raghupro @billubakra @getready

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