CB unearths cyber fraudsters’ syndicate

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SRINAGAR: Crime Branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that it has busted a gang of online fraudsters and arrested seven persons who impersonating the officials of different companies including banks and lured the innocent people through mobile phone calls in Jammu and Kashmir.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Jammu Division, Mubassir Latifi, SSP flanked by other senior officers of the Crime Branch, Jammu while addressing the press conference said that that they have succeeded in unearthing the gang of online fraudsters who, day in and day out, used to allure the innocent persons through mobile phone calls by impersonating as officials of IRDA, RBI, SBI, Banks, Insurance companies etc. and collect lacs of rupees through online transactions in different bank accounts provided by them and pertaining to different banks thereby duping the innocent persons of their hard earned money.

“For the last 2/3 years number of complaints have been received in Crime Branch, Jammu where the unknown callers had after alluring the complainants taken away their hard earned money through online transactions in different bank accounts, which on verifications turned out to be opened on fake names and addresses”, local news agency, GNS, quoted the SSP as having said.

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