Dubai fraudster scams bizman of Rs 17L through bitcoin sale | Tech Rasta


New Delhi: Investing in Bitcoin proved costly for a South Delhi-based businessman, who lost Rs 17 lakh to a Dubai-based fraudster, who was using the bank account of an Aligarh man to carry out the scam, police said.

The South Delhi Cyber ​​Police arrested a resident of Aligarh, who shared his bank access with a fraudster on commission basis in this matter.

A senior police officer said that the accused was identified as Sarik Naseem. The police said that they have frozen Rs 3,84,897 from the bank account of the accused.

The officer added that on October 10, they received a complaint in this regard at the Cyber​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​front

The complainant alleged that he was defrauded to the tune of 17 lakh shillings on the pretext of USDT Bitcoin investment by the accused. The police after receiving the complaint lodged an FIR in this matter under sections 420, 120-B read with section 34 of the IPC.

“During the investigation, the police team started working on various angles of the case. The complainant was interrogated in detail to get additional details of the case. The team collected the accused’s bank account information and analyzed it briefly. After that, the police cooperated and officials of the respective bank where the stolen money was transferred and the recipient’s account was closed,” the police said.

The police added that all the technical information about the suspect was obtained and sources were set to trace the accused.

The police used technical surveillance and came to know that the accused was hiding in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh.

A police team was immediately dispatched and Naseem was arrested. He told the police that he had shared his bank account details and access to mobile banking apps with a resident of Meerut, who currently lives in Dubai, on a commission basis.

“The main conspirator is sitting abroad in Dubai. He was working from there. He was working in banking since 10 years and was well equipped to handle internet banking, mobile banking process,” police said.



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