Fake holiday package gang busted in Faridabad, four detained: report
Faridabad police on Friday dismantled an interstate gang and arrested four of its members for allegedly tricking people into providing them with fake holiday packages after posing as bank employees.
Police said the accused deceived more than 55 people in different states. 35,000 rupees in cash, a POS machine, computer, printer, 17 mobile phones and 18 SIM cards purchased using fake IDs were recovered from their possession, they said.
The arrested defendants were identified as Uttam Singh, from Bihar; Tushar of Rajasthan; Mohammad Mubin and Maz Mohammad from Uttar Pradesh.
The police also sealed their four fake bank accounts through which transactions of Rs 65 lakh were made in the past six months. The defendants revealed that they deceived 55 people, including 17 from Delhi-NCR, 15 from Uttar Pradesh, nine from Telangana, five from Haryana, three from Maharashtra and two from Gujarat.
“Defendants targeted credit card holders after they purchased data from Just Dial. They posed as bank representatives from the customer service number through a custom application,” said Surender Sheoran, ACP (Crime), Faridabad.
The accused would convince potential targets to purchase vacation packages using credit cards and defraud them of their balance once they complete the transaction.
“We are questioning the accused,” the CPA said.
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