Purnoor, Chandigarh 17.04.2019
Cyber Crime Inv. Cell of Chandigarh Police has busted a gang of online cheaters by arresting two cyber criminals. CCIC has received two complaints in which the complainant deals with cosmetic products for which they are the authorized distributors. He received calls regarding placing order and cheated on the pretext of placing orders of items for which as per direction of fraudster he made a transaction of Rs. 9.75/- to link the account with alleged on a link sent to him, complainant did the same. The said link was fake one and through this fake link fraudster obtained the details of internet banking of complainant. Later on next day alleged again called complainant and asked him to again made a payment of Rs. 2/- but from his account to account provided by alleged. Alleged also asked him to fill up his bank details on a link shown on alleged’s website page. On this page there was requirement of OTP, when complainant asked alleged about what OTP it is asking. Alleged started fund transfer from complainant’s account through internet banking details of complainant which were already with him from first day’s fake link transaction, when OTP generated for internet banking the same was filled by complainant on link page and alleged was monitoring the same on that link on his computer and he used the OTP to transfer Rs 7 lacs from complainant’s account in two transactions fraudulently.
Another complainant Rajnish Verma has been also cheated by same alleged with same modus operandi as Rajnish has a business of artificial and fashion jewellery. Rs 2 lacs were transferred from his account by fraudsters but in his case ‘Any Desk’ application was used by alleged to gain the access of his laptop’s to obtain the OTP for inter banking.
AnyDesk is a remote desktop software and it provides bidirectional remote access between personal computers and is available for all common operating. AnyDesk allows users to access said computers both from personal computers and from iOS and Android mobile devices.
In this way, the alleged persons firstly gain the trust of victims and send them fake link through which they access their bank details and also take remote access of laptop/mobile etc through App Any Desk. Thereafter they take the OTP password from persons by taking in his favor and Any Desk App and execute the alleged transactions fraudulently.
Now a days, small businessman & retailers are smooth target of the fraudsters. They allured them for any deal online and at the time of payment they send fake link to get details of their internet banking & bank account etc and also tell them to fill a form through which they get the access of their net banking. Next they insist to install remote access app Any Desk to access their mobile phone and Laptop so that they may be able to get OTP password and other relevant details. In this way, they easily target the small businessman/retailer on the pretext of profitable deal.
On the above complaints a Case FIR No 42 dated 01.04.19 U/s 419, 420, added 120B IPC & 66 D IT ACT, PS 19, Chandigarh, has been registered and during the course of investigation on 16.04.2019 two accused persons namely Rahul Sewaiwar (mobile phone as well as SIM card and laptop which were used to cheat complainants has been recovered from his possession) & Vikram Singh (as the accused had opened three bank accounts in his name, which were used in cheating by the alleged), were arrested from Gaziabad UP & Palwal Haryana. They have produced before the Hon’ble Court and their 03 days police remand has been taken. Further we are looking the involvement of arrested accused persons in other cyber crime cases also.