The fraud came to light after a resident of Tigaon of Faridabad, Rishi, who was duped out of Rs 1.93 lakh, filed a complaint with the cyber police station in November last year. Following the complaint, the police launched an investigation and discovered that a group was defrauding people in the name of cheap loans.
“The defendant used to telephone people posing as employees of a financial company and offer them loans at cheap rates. Once the victim was convinced to take out a loan, the defendant demanded money in the name of registration fee, filing fee, processing fee and GST among others as a precondition for the ‘obtaining the loan,’ a policeman said.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the gang ran their own call center in Noida from where they would commit the crime.
Investigators recovered Rs1.26 lakh, six mobile phones, a laptop, a check book and other important documents from their possession. The defendants confessed to committing 15 cyber frauds in five other states and UT including Delhi, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh.
“Police departments in these states have been notified by us,” police spokesman Sube Singh said. Faridabad Police also claimed that one of the accomplices involved in this crime is still at large and will be arrested soon.