30 persons held for cheating 2,000 customers of Rs 5 crore in Hyderabad

Thirty persons including 22 tele-callers were arrested by the Cyberabad police in New Delhi for allegedly cheating nearly 2,000 SBI credit card holders to the tune of Rs 5 crore.

Published: 12th July 2018 04:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 04:56 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Thirty persons including 22 tele-callers were arrested by the Cyberabad police in New Delhi for allegedly cheating nearly 2,000 SBI credit card holders to the tune of Rs 5 crore.

Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar told reporters here on Wednesday that they acted upon a complaint that some unknown persons posing as SBI credit card division staff called up customers, collected card details and carried out monetary transactions through online portals.

The mastermind behind the crime, Vijay Kumar Sharma was among those arrested, he said.  Other key accused are Abhijit Shrivastav (28), his wife Sita Kumari, Ashutosh Shrivastav, Dharm Raj, Rehan Khan, Sandeep Bajaj, Vipin Kumar.

According to police, one Mrudula Koduri, assistant manager, SBI Cards and Payment Services Pvt Ltd, lodged a complaint with the police stating that their customer care services had received complaints from several SBI credit card holders stating that they received calls from some unknown persons claiming to be from SBI Credit Card division.

Their card details were taken and monetary transactions of `8,500 were carried out from each card towards Jay Shree Distributers.

On verification of the transaction details of the victims, it was found that the credit cards were used in an online portal by using the card holders OTP in the name of gifts from Jay Shree Distributers.

The accused, who were running fake SBI credit card call centres by engaging 22 tele-callers to cheat SBI credit card customers by obtaining their card details including OTP numbers through a website to carry out transactions, Sajjanar said.

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