This gang had 460 SIM cards, info of 16,000 bank accounts

A gang of four men from Jharkhand, who had conned thousands of customers through an online scam termed as ‘bottom fishing’, are now cooling their heels behind bars in Bengaluru.

Published: 29th July 2017 11:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2017 11:03 AM   |  A+A-

A gang of four men from Jharkhand, who had conned thousands of customers through an online scam termed as ‘bottom fishing’, are now cooling their heels behind bars in Bengaluru.

Investigating officials were shocked to find a database of 16,000 customers’ bank accounts, multiple PAN cards and 460 SIM cards in the possession of the gang who are said to be college dropouts.

They allegedly lured people by offering cash benefits for investments. The modus operandi of the gang was to skim small amounts from many bank accounts, which would usually go unnoticed and no one would file a case.

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