High-tech fraudster detained for deceiving people via loan app
New Delhi, August 25 (IANS): A fraudster Rahul Kumar Yadav (21), who used to scam people through a mobile application under the guise of providing them with loans has been arrested by Rohini Cyber Police Station.
Rohini DCP Pranab Tayal said that a Krishna person filed a cheating complaint on the NCRP portal against Yadav who got the details of the victim i.e. IDs, booklet banking, email id.
Krishna mentioned in the complaint that he had joined various WhatsApp groups and in one of these groups he saw a message regarding low interest loans.
“The complainant contacted the mobile number provided in the message and asked for the procedure to obtain the loan. The accused asked the complainant to provide the details. Later, the accused sent a link to download an application loan, namely RING,” the official said. .
The app was downloaded by Krishna and he then provided the OTP to the accused.
The app showed Rs 5000 in the wallet but later the same was withdrawn in two transactions without his knowledge. Based on the complaint and a preliminary investigation, a case under Article 420 of the ICC was registered with PS Cyber Rohini and the investigation of the case was resumed.
In order to apprehend the culprit, a team was formed under the supervision of Inspector Ajay Dalal, SHO, Cyber Police Station.
During the investigation, based on technical analysis, money trails and local intelligence, it was learned that the alleged fraudster was based in Dwarka. Subsequently, local intelligence was collected on the suspect.
“As a result, a raid was carried out and Yadav was arrested with the help of technical surveillance. He revealed that he and one of his assistants used to carry out fraudulent money transactions under pretext of providing loans through online applications,” the official said.
Eleven mobile phones, a credit card, a debit card, three computers and eight SIM cards were recovered from him.
Yadav said he previously worked at Indiabulls Dhani, which provides loans and learned about loans through online applications. There he befriended a girl who worked as a caller at that branch. They both started attracting people through a WhatsApp group to provide loans at low interest rates through the RING app.
They used to do fraudulent transactions. The money was then transferred to the defendant’s UPI account and later the defendant cashed the same amount at available CSC centers in nearby areas.