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Task Fraud: Task Fraud Bust: 6 Held For Providing Bank A/cs, Sims | Vadodara News | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

Vadodara: Investigating into a cybercrime where a man lost Rs 21.97 lakh, city police busted a gang of ‘task frauds’ and arrested six people involved in the clandestine business.
The arrested accused facilitated the fraud by getting bank accounts opened using details of persons known to them and also provided connections for the phone numbers registered for the bank accounts.
Jitendra Badgujar, a resident of Karelibaug area in the city, had registered a complaint with the cybercrime police alleging that he was asked to register on a website for online tasks. Badgujar did as was asked and also deposited Rs 75,000 over a period of time. In return, he said that he got Rs 97,200 for different tasks.
After this, he was lured of earning Rs 80 lakh as return for which he took the bait and deposited Rs 21.97 lakh. However, the accused kept asking him for more money which made Badgujar suspicious, He then approached the cybercrime police with a formal complaint.
Cybercrime sleuths found one finance agent from Ahmedabad, Jigar Shukla, holding an MBA degree had opened a bank account in the name of his firm. The account was later handed over to a banking agent Jatin Patel, who gave the account details to one Sandeep Pandya, a government contractor from Ahmedabad.
It came to light that Patel had given details of other such accounts opened in the name of persons who knew him to Pandya. The account holders including Shukla got commission for providing their accounts to facilitate the fraud. Investigations also led the police to the involvement of Riyaz Pathan and Khalidkhan Pathan from Bhavnagar, who had provided the SIM cards of numbers registered for the bank accounts opened by the accused.
When the police obtained the details of the bank accounts used for the fraud, it came to light that 303 complaints regarding these accounts had been made on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal.
It also came to light that the details of over 30 accounts as well as SIM cards were sent to Dubai through Pradyumansinh Vaghela, a government contractor as well as that within two days, transactions amounting to Rs 6 crore were conducted in these bank accounts. All the six accused in the case were arrested by the cybercrime police. They will be investigated for further details.
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