Gurugram: A 32-year-old man identified as Vikas Jha, who was wanted in over 100 cases relating to cyber fraud, has been taken in by the cyber branch of Gurugram police, a leading daily reported. The accused used to employ a different technique for committing cyber frauds. He used to hack the e-mail accounts of the victims and divert one-time password (OTP) for debit cards to carry out transactions from their accounts, TOI reported. Also Read - Lockdown: ‘People Without Ration Card Will Also be Given Ration by Delhi Govt,’ Says Kejriwal
The Delhi resident was caught by the police on Wednesday. Currently, the culprit has been sent to a police remand for three days. The man had a wicked plan to carry out online transactions and transfer money from the targeted accounts. He would send a link to his targets promising certain “reward points”. Once, a card owner opened the link, they had to fill a form which would ask for their card details and email IDs. The form would then be accessed by Vikas, who would then take down their details and hack into email accounts. Also Read - ‘Students From Nursery to Class 8 Will be Promoted to Next Class Directly,’ Says Sisodia
Meanwhile, police are expecting to solve a number of cyber fraud cases with this arrest. Vikas was apprehended in February also, but he managed to get a bail. Also Read - Coronavirus: Yogi Urges Kejriwal to Help UP Residents in Capital, Assures Aid to Those From Delhi in His State
In an earlier incident, Delhi police busted a cyber fraud gang, which tricked money out of people’s bank accounts through e-wallets, and arrested one person in this connection. The police also seized 54 SIM cards, and several cheque books and debit cards. The accused, identified as Gaurav, executed the fraud along with his brother, and as per the police’s estimation, looted around Rs 75 lakh from the people.