Cyber crime bust: Man arrested for duping OLX sellers, stealing their identities
A grumbling was gotten at Jagatpuri police headquarters in such manner by a complainant who affirmed of being hoodwinked to the tune of Rs 71,949. A group of the Delhi Police on Tuesday captured one Waris regarding digital misrepresentation bodies of evidence enrolled against him in numerous states.
The capture was made by the cops connected to the Shahdara area of Delhi.
During the capture, cops recuperated two cell phones that were utilized by the charged to do deceitful exchanges. Alongside his group individuals, Waris made phony records on online commercial center OLX.com utilizing another person’s certifications. They at that point communicated with venders searching at a decent cost for their vehicle and got the merchant’s reports on the guise of purchasing from him/her.
Utilizing the merchant’s ID proofs, the posse would post a commercial on a similar site for a similar vehicle, camouflaging themselves as the proprietor. Waris and others would sell the vehicle at a cost higher than requested by the merchant and pocket the benefits.
A protest was gotten at Jagatpuri police headquarters in such manner by a complainant who claimed of being hoodwinked to the tune of Rs 71,949 to a fraudster who was selling one Maruti Eeco vehicle on OLX. A case was enlisted and the equivalent was moved to the digital group at Vivek Vihar in Delhi’s Shahdara.
During the examination, the group reached all the vendors and banks associated with the said exchange and the sum being referred to was incompletely required to be postponed/obstructed by catching the handled exchange. All the subtleties were looked for from the banks. According to the specialized investigation, the digital group found out about a close by area from where the exchanges were done and sleuths were sent to follow the swindler.
When the data was assembled, an assault was directed close to the police save line in Haryana’s Nuh region and Waris was secured. He admitted to the wrongdoing during cross examination and furthermore educated specialists regarding the job of others in comparable cybercrimes. Waris is an inhabitant of Bamni Nogawan town in Kaman tehsil in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur locale. Waris informed the group that he got a Paytm account initiated utilizing the KYC of a proposed purchaser or dealer from the gateway of OLX.com. He further pulled back and moved the assets through the POS machine gave in his name.
Previous incident – In the last week of February, a seven-member team of the Tamil Nadu police landed in a remote village in Rajasthan, called Barathpur, in search of unknown criminals who were responsible for a country-wide scam carried out on OLX, a classifieds marketplace. Little did they know that 10 villages in the area were in on the scam that has duped thousands of unassuming buyers across the country.
The search that led the TN police on the 2,000 km chase to the western corner of the country was in fact the culmination of a series of complaints received over a period of three months. Reportedly, 14 cases from different parts of Chennai were made on these unknown scammers who were luring prospective buyers with compelling offers on second-hand cars and two-wheelers with fake identity proofs.
In all cases, the scammers fashioned themselves into army personnel wanting to do away with their vehicle on account of a long-distance transfer.