Hyderabad cops arrest three in Bengal for theft of Rs 36 lakh via SIM swap

The Hyderabad Cyber Crime Police on Saturday arrested three persons in West Bengal for duping many in the city via SIM swapping.

Published: 18th October 2020 01:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2020 11:02 AM   |  A+A-

HANDCUFF, ARREST

For representational purposes (File Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  The Hyderabad Cyber Crime Police on Saturday arrested three persons in West Bengal for duping many in the city via SIM swapping.

The arrested persons are Sagar Mahato, Kumar Gaurav Singh and Sanjay Agarwal.

A complaint the police received stated that the victim had three accounts with a bank, all of them linked to his email and his mobile numbers.

An amount of Rs 35,89,899 was fraudulently transferred to other accounts from the three accounts. In addition, the mobile number registered with his bank accounts got disconnected.

The victim came to know that five beneficiary accounts had been added into the three accounts without his knowledge.

During investigation, police identified the accused and traced them.

They found that a Nigerian national, Shedrick Paul, would send links to the mail IDs of bank customers, promising a refund for some transaction. Once the customer would click on the links, their phone would be compromised, and Paul would gain credentials of their bank accounts.

Then, Mahato would obtain a new SIM card of the victim’s number. In this way, the customer’s SIM card would be blocked, while Mahato’s card would be activated.

Stay up to date on all the latest Hyderabad news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp