Ashutosh Upadhyay, Indore
State cyber police on Wednesday arrested two persons (one Bsc student), for cheating e-commerce websites of lakhs of rupees by making purchases and takingrefunds by claiming that the items were not received by them.
The accused transacted using SIM cards linked with Aadhaar cards.Police has recovered twenty Aadhaar card linked SIM cards, items bought from e-commerce websites and six smart phones from their possession. The arrested are being questioned for their other accomplices.
Jitendra Singh SP( cyber cell) said that the gang was involved in by hacking into different online wallets, was busted recently in which it was found that over 11,000 people, mostly youngsters, were involved from 22 states including Madhya Pradesh.
They had created over 52 WhatsApp groups on which such illegal information like leaked data and OTPs were being shared.
During questioning, police learnt that a channelised gang was being operated across the country in which the accused were creating fake IDs using Aadhaar-linked SIM cards on e-commerce websites and asking for a refund by claiming that they did not receive the parcel. The accused would then sell the items on OLX and earn money. In this way, they cheated such companies of lakhs of rupees.
During probe in the case, cyber police came across a man from Rajasthan, who was selling Aadhaar-linked SIM cards to these youths. He had also sent a speed post receipt to the arrested accused Sohail Patel in which the delivery details were mentioned.
“We tracked down the address and reached VikasParihar following which many other details came up,” said cyber cell SP Jitendra Singh. Two youths including Vikas Singh Parihar (22) of Shahdol, currently living in Jawahar Nagar and Prince Kumar (19), who has been staying inLasudia area are arrested.