CBJ books cyber fraudsters for duping complainant by phishing

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Srinagar, Dec 28: Crime Branch Jammu (CBJ) Tuesday registered a criminal case for cyber fraud against two persons for allegedly duping the complainant by phishing.

“CBJ registered a criminal case for cyber fraud against suspects – 1) Chandra Kumar R/o W-1 Damcherra, Tripura and 2) Rohminglui R/o Upper Phinnuuan Mizoram for their involvement in hatching criminal conspiracy and tricking the complainant by phishing and duping him of his hard earned money on the pretext of providing him an 82 inches LED TV on attractive price. The complainant was lured and duped by the fraudsters through an online shopping website,” a statement issued to the news agency.

“A written complaint was lodged by one Sandeep Gupta S/o Varinder Gupta R/O Ram Nagar, Udhampur in Crime Branch Jammu, alleging therein that he planned to buy a product from Ali Baba.Com online and selected a product Samsung 70 QLED premium TV series 9 smart Ultra HD 4k with 100% international warranty and messaged to buy the product. He got a message to contact on a whatsapp no. and the contacted person told him to buy 82 inches which was available with them at the cost of Rs.23900/- and further told him to deposit the said amount in the Bank Account (UCO Bank) of the suspect so that the product would be delivered at his doorstep.”

“The complainant deposited the amount through NEFT and he was conveyed the shipment number and courier site – viz fastexpresservice.com. He was told to contact the dealing person in India namely Phillip Doughty. But on the next day he was told that the product was on hold and he was to pay custom duty amounting to Rs.20, 500. Apprehending the risk of losing the previous payment of Rs.23.900/- the complainant was further induced to make another payment of Rs 20,500. But  when the complainant transferred the said amount the fraudsters demanded Rs.48,500/- for Indian Tax and courier charges which put the complainant into the doubt and did not transfer the said amount and instead requested them to deliver the product with cash on delivery option, to which the fraudsters did not respond. In this way the complainant was duped.”

“On receipt of this complaint, a PV was conducted and during the course of enquiry, bank record was obtained from concerned bank along with other record and the allegations leveled by complainant have been substantiated. The omissions and commissions on the part of accused prima facie, constitute offences punishable u/s 420, 120-B RPC. Accordingly, a formal case is registered in P/S Crime Branch, Jammu for in-depth investigation against the above mentioned accused persons and investigation of the case has been set in motion,” the statement said

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