Dehradun, April 10 (H.C.). Uttarakhand STF and Cyber Crime Police have arrested a fraud gang of 9 lakhs from Bihar in the name of providing Maa Vaishno Devi helicopter tour service in Uttarakhand. During this, a total of 12 phones, 14 SIM cards, 18 ATM/debit cards have been recovered from the gang members.
At present, cyber criminals are committing fraud by adopting new methods. In this context, frauds of lakhs of rupees are being done by the thugs in the name of providing Maa Vaishno Devi helicopter tour service by creating a fake site in the name of tourism and contacting the general public through e-mail, telephone and other social sites. . In the name of providing Vaishno Devi helipad service on behalf of unknown accused along with complainant Nipun Sharda resident Inderroad Dalanwala district Dehradun to Cyber Crime Police Station, by making a fake site www.pawanhansride.com, contacting the complainant through phone and booking online helicopter travel service. A case of taking Rs 9 lakh was registered in the name of
While collecting information on behalf of the police team and evidence regarding the said account holder, 02 accused Abhishek Aryan alias Pradeep Aryan and Ravi Kumar were arrested from Bihar. A dozen (12) mobile phones, 18 ATM cards and SIMs of various companies were recovered from the accused in the incident.
It is worth noting that so far a dozen (12) mobile phones used in crime have been destroyed by the cyber police station, which shows that criminals may be committing crimes in many states of India. This will be looked into deeply in the investigation and by sharing information with other state police, the police will work to nab all the big cyber gangs of the country who are duping people across the country by creating fake tourism websites.
Mode of offense-
The fake site www.pawanhansride.com was prepared by the accused in the name of providing Maa Vaishno Devi helicopter travel service under the guise of tourism. The complainant was contacted through phone by searching the number from Google to take the Maa Vaishno Devi helicopter travel service on the said site. The accused had fraudulently received the money in various wallets and accounts from the complainant in the name of booking helicopter travel service by sending rate list to the complainant through online WhatsApp chat. The said amount received from the complainant was withdrawn through ATMs.
In-charge STF Uttarakhand has appealed to the public not to fall prey to any tempting opportunities/fake sites/unknown opportunities for doubling the amount and booking tickets. Before booking any kind of online ticket, make sure to check the full verification of the above site with the local bank, related company etc. and do not search any customer care number from google. In case of any doubt, immediately contact the nearest police station or cyber crime police station. In case of financial cyber crime, immediately contact on number 1930.