Delhi Police arrests 14 cyber fraudsters

Delhi Police arrests 14 cyber fraudsters

New Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested 14 fraudsters linked to cybercrimes reported from nine states. These accused are linked to 36 cases reported on the National Cybercrime Reporting portal.

Anyesh Roy, DCP, Delhi Police Cyber Cell, said, "They admitted to cheating 4-5 people daily" .

Anyesh Roy said, "Masterminds of this racket are -- Altaf Ansari alias 'Rockstar' and Gulam Ansari alias 'Master Ji'. Altaf has so many callers under him. He keeps people at the place from where he operates, to keep an eye on any possible police movement".

"These people primarily commit UPI payment-related frauds. These fraudsters induce victims to make payment through UPI by impersonating themselves or using technology in the name of KYC, or blocking bank account or SIM cards". he said.

Police have noticed that these fraudsters have increased the usage of technology in the recent past. Earlier, they used to call victims randomly and ask for bank details. They no longer use this method. They make temporary websites and send bulk messages containing short URLs.