Jammu: Jammu Cyber Police has unearthed OLX fraud by arresting one person here.
Superintendent of Police, Cyber Crime, Naresh Singh said one complainant Devinder Sharma on January 20, reported at Cyber Police Station Jammu that he was duped by unknown fraudsters on the pretext of selling an old refrigerator, for which complainant had advertised on OLX, an online platform for selling and purchasing items.
“Fraudsters convinced the complainant to scan QR code send through mobile to receive money to buy the refrigerator but eventually they managed to fraudulently debit Rs One Lac from his SBI bank account in five different transactions,” said the SP.
He added that on this a case under relevant sections of law got registered at Cyber Police Station, Jammu.
The Cyber Police under the supervision of DySP Wasim Hamdani, said the SP that instantly swung into action and accordingly investigation was started.
During the course of investigation suspicious transactions were scrutinized in which a Paytm account surfaced where in the defrauded amount of Rs One Lakh was credited.
“The matter was immediately taken up with Nodal officer Paytm for details of the account holder and further flow of the amount in question. Reply from Paytm revealed that the same amount was further diverted to three Airtel Payment Bank accounts. Subsequently, further details about the account holders was sought from Airtel Payment Bank and their reply revealed the involvement of four accounts of fraudsters including Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, Airtel Bank and Canara Bank,” he added.
During further course of investigation, investigating officer succeeded in locating one of involved in the case in Hauz Khas, South Delhi and accordingly a team on the directions of SP Cyber Crime Naresh Singh immediately rushed to Delhi and arrested the accused namely Mohammad Umar of Sadiq Nagar, South Delhi involved in the case.
During sustained questioning, he confessed his involvement along with other accused operating from other states, he added.
The SP appealed to the general Public not to share bank OTP, UPI PIN, QR code etc. and never get allured with cheap online offers floating on social media and other online platforms offering products with unjustified prices.