Three folks together with the Indian mastermind of Tamil Nadu and Cambodia-based “hi-tech extortion gang” have been arrested by the police following complaints by a number of social media customers.
The accused used faux police discover and browser pop-up window to extract cash from Indian residents, claiming it to be a positive for shopping pornographic materials, which is prohibited in India.
UPI cost and QR codes had been used to extort cash from harmless residents after which transferred to Cambodia utilizing greater than 20 financial institution accounts.
The racket got here to gentle when a number of social media customers knowledgeable the police a few discover, which they’d allegedly obtained from the police, concerning blockage of all their recordsdata as a consequence of watching pornographic materials on their computer systems, in response to senior police officer Aniesh Roy. The victims had been then requested to pay Rs 3,000 positive for the criminal activity, Mr Roy stated.
The victims additionally added they had been casually browsing the web and didn’t seek for any obscene content material.
During the investigation, the police discovered that faux pop-ups had been coming from overseas. Though, when the police adopted the cash path, it was discovered that the extorted cash was being transferred to completely different financial institution accounts in Tamil Nadu.
A police staff reached Tamil Nadu and located that the accounts had been opened on faux addresses. The police staff camped within the space for over per week and coated 2,000 km between Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Udhagamandalam and a number of other different locations and arrested three folks together with B Dhinushant alias Dheenu, the native mastermind.
Dhinushant revealed that the technical a part of the entire rip-off i.e. sending faux police notices and deciding on the targets was carried out by his brother B Chandrakant alias Chandru who lives close to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Those arrested by the police embrace Gabriel James, Ram Kumar Selvam and B Dhinushant.
The police’s investigation has to this point revealed that the fraudulent cash was despatched to greater than 20 financial institution accounts, between February 2021 to June 2021, by means of the UPI ID and QR code used within the faux discover, amounting to greater than Rs 30 lakh. Dhinushant revealed that his brother Chandru was withdrawing cash from the banking system by means of cryptocurrencies. The matter is being additional investigated to search out out your complete cash path.
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