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Scam of Rs 18 crore exposed through fake companies based in Dubai, vicious arrested

Police of 18 states were searching for 392 complaints against the accused, police came under investigation after crypto trading scam

The gang used to cheat by luring people to earn quick money by liking and subscribing to YouTube videos.

Dehradun. At present, cyber criminals are committing fraud by adopting new methods of crime to steal the hard-earned money of the general public. In this context, fraudsters have created fake sites and are contacting the general public through WhatsApp/e-mail/telephone and other social sites, claiming to be HRs of various renowned companies, and are trying to like and share YouTube videos through Telegram and YouTube. In the name of subscribing task, fraud of lakhs of rupees is being done by luring people to earn profit sitting at home.
In the same sequence, a case was received by the Cyber ​​Crime Police Station in which unknown persons contacted the complainant Sunny Jain through WhatsApp, claiming to be the HR of a career builder company and offering him a job by luring him to earn Rs 3-8 thousand per day. 02 Links Hacking the plaintiff’s mobile by downloading the Telegram app and adding it to his Telegram group. Subsequently, on 25.06.2023, a text message of deduction of Rs. 30,000 was received on the plaintiff’s phone and on detection, an unknown person stole money from the plaintiff’s account on 25.06.2023. On the basis of complaint regarding fraud of a total of Rs 14,18,127/- through 2 different transactions on 2023, FIR 14/2023 Section 420 IPC and 66D IT Act registered against unknown at Cyber Crime Police Station, Dehradun. This was done and the investigation was handed over to Inspector of Cyber Police Station Mr. Devendra Nabiyal.
When the team formed to take action against the accused in the case, obtained information about the mobile number used in the incident and the amount of money received by the accused from the complainant, it came to light that the accused had filed a case against the complainant in the name of earning profit by subscribing to YouTube video likes. Was defrauded. After detailed technical investigation, the suspected accused was found to be related to Ludhiana Punjab and the team was sent to the concerned places. The police team, with tireless hard work and efforts, collected evidence and the accused in the case, Harmeet Singh Bedi, son of Baljeet Singh Bedi, resident of M.No. 1855, Sector 32A, Chandigarh Road Police Station Division No. 07, Ludhiana, Punjab was arrested. 03 mobile phones with SIM cards, 01 Mac Book Air, 1 Yes Bank check and a stamp used in the incident were recovered from the accused.
method of crime
The accused created fake websites of reputed companies and contacted the general public through WhatsApp/e-mail/telephone and other social sites and lured themselves as HR/employees of various reputed companies to earn Rs 3-8 thousand per day. By making an offer, sending a link, getting the Telegram app downloaded and adding it to your Telegram group. After that, they give the task of liking and subscribing to various YouTube videos and by luring them to earn more profits by investing in them, they fraudulently obtain money through various transactions and the money obtained fraudulently is deposited in various bank accounts. Use of funds. The accused commit the crime by using fake SIMs, ID cards and fake accounts for the said work. The Telegram channel is being operated from Dubai. The accused confessed that he used to befriend people and open fake accounts. Disputed money also invested in P2P Crypto trading.

One to be careful with P2P crypto trading?
A person does not know from whom the crypto was purchased and to whom he further sold the crypto. Often, criminals sell crypto purchased with fraudulent money to people who then sell it to someone else.

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Another national scam exposed?
Preliminary analysis of the case has revealed a scam of at least Rs 18 crore*. Also, the police is searching for the arrested accused in the following states – Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal, Kerala, Odisha, Punjab, West Bengal, Telangana, Haryana. , Chhattisgarh.

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Name of the arrested accused
1- Harmeet Singh Bedi, son of Baljeet Singh Bedi, resident of M.No. 1855, Sector 32A, Chandigarh Road Police Station Division No. 07, Ludhiana, Punjab. Age – 33 years

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