Three arrested for transferring Rs 35 lakh in SIM card fraud

Hyderabad: Cyber sleuths nabbed three offenders from West Bengal for transferring Rs 35 lakh from a victim’s account by swapping his SIM card.
The same police team had also arrested a job fraud offender. Police arrested Sagar Mahato, from Nadia District, Kumar Gaurav Singh and Sanjay Agarwal, from Hoogly in the SIM card fraud. They were brought to Hyderabad on a transit warrant. According to police, the trio was working for a Nigerian offender Shedrick Paul, who had shared the victim’s details with the gang. The Nigerian, Shedrick Paul had sent links to the victim’s email ID on the pretext of an income tax refund.
When the victim clicked the link, the offender gained access to his credentials.
Later, Sagar Mahato along with his two associates obtained a new SIM card by submitting fake know your customer (KYC) documents of the registered mobile number of the victim which is linked to the bank. Mahato claimed that he had lost his mobile number.
After the number was activated, the trio accessed the net banking details of the victim and transferred Rs 39 lakh to the main offender Paul after deducting their commission.
Police said that they have sent money to Paul in the form of Bitcoin.
A 7 mm Pistol with six bullets and other material were seized from their possession.

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