Cyber Fraud Busted:Telecallers speaking in Telugu luring people to share their credit card or debit card pin numbers or Aadhar card or Pan Card details to decamp the money from your accounts or use it for some other fraud activity has been busted by Telangana police in Jharkhand! The police have found a full-fledged call centre being run in Jharkhand for Telugu speaking states.
According to the police, they unearthed the scam on Friday following the arrest of nine persons in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The arrested have been identified as autorickshaw drivers Katravath Raju, K Santosh, and D Srinivasulu ; students E Ganesh, M Venkatesh, K Harilal, K Ganesh, M Ganesh; and farmer K Raju, police officials said.
Explaining about the call centre and cyber fraud activity, police said, Katravath had struck up a friendship with Vikram Thakur from Jharkhand, who used to engage the former’s autorickshaw whenever he used to visit Hyderabad. Thakur told Katravath about his difficulty in finding Telugu manpower for his cyberfraud operations under the guise of offering loans and other services to people in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
For a 30% commission, Katravath along with his brother-in-law Santosh began gathering Telugu-speaking persons from their village Peddamandad in Wanaparthy district of Telangana. In January 2021, all the nine accused went to Dhanbad where Vikram Thakur provided them with accommodation and training in online fraud activities such as phishing.
Rachakonda police said that apart from procuring several SIM cards, Vikram Thakur also operated bank accounts under fictitious names. All these have been seized and bank accounts have been frozen. The police are investigating and further details about the money accumulated and number of people cheated would be informed soon.