Telecaller from UP Dupes Six, Manhunt Launched

Fraudster tricked people into divulging bank details by luring them with cheaply priced products

Published: 06th August 2014 08:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2014 08:53 AM   |  A+A-

VISAKHAPATNAM: Yet another cyber crime case has come to light in which a telecaller from Uttar Pradesh committed online fraud and cheated six people from Visakhapatnam recently. Additional deputy commissioner of police (Crime) S Varada Raju told reporters here Tuesday that the accused, Vijayender Singh, was a telecaller working with

As part of his job, he tried to sell various products to customers over the phone for a cheaper price by convincing that the company had a tie-up with ICICI bank.

Six people from the city thus fell prey to him, ordering various products and revealing their bank card numbers to Singh, who immediately withdrew money from their accounts online. But when the items were not delivered on time, the victims lodged a complaint with the police, who transferred the case to the cyber crime department. The cyber crime personnel raced to Uttar Pradesh to trace the company and its owner. During investigation, they found out that the company was established by one Rakesh Tikku, who appointed Singh as a telecaller.

Even as the cops took Rakesh Tikku into custody and brought him to Vizag, Singh fled the scene. Rakesh Tikku, however, coughed up the amount lost by the victims. The police launched a manhunt for Singh. Investigation is on.


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