Racket Busted By Police Who To Collect Fines By Sending Fake Police Notice For Watching Porn

New Delhi:

Three including the Indian mastermind of the high-tech extortion gang operating from Cambodia and Tamil Nadu have been arrested. This racket was detected through social media, the police took suo motu cognizance of it and started action. Fake police notices were sent through browser pop-up windows and adware. In this, the victims were told that they would have to pay a fine for watching pornography, otherwise the police would arrest them. UPI and QR codes were used for extortion. The mastermind of this unique fraud is in Cambodia, South-East Asia. Money is suspected to have flown out of the country through cryptocurrencies through more than 20 accounts.

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According to Cyber ​​Cell DCP Aniesh Roy, during the monitoring of the social media complaint, it was found that some people have reported about a notice. Some social media users told that they have received this notice from the police. In which it was said that they were watching pornography which is a prohibited activity, so all the files on their computer have been blocked. For this he was asked to pay a fine of Rs 3000. Victims also reported that this message appeared on their screen even when they were not searching for any pornographic material on the web browser.

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Action was initiated in this matter after registering a case on the basis of social media inputs. Technical investigation of the fake popup notices revealed that they are coming from abroad. However, investigation of Money Trail revealed that the swindled money was going to several bank accounts operated in Tamil Nadu. A police team went to Tamil Nadu, investigation revealed that the accounts were opened on fake addresses. The police team camped in the area for over a week and traveled more than 2,000 km between Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Udhagamandalam and many other places and finally the local mastermind B. Three people including Dhinushant alias Dhinu were arrested.

Arrested accused Dhinushant made a shocking revelation, he told that the technical part of the whole scam i.e. sending fake police notices and internet users is selected by his brother B Chandrakant alias Chandru who lives near Phnom Penh in South East Asia’s capital of Cambodia. Working from veal pon. Those arrested by the police include Gabriel James, Ram Kumar Selvam and B. Dhinushant is included.

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In the investigation done so far, it has been found that the fraud money used to go to more than 20 bank accounts, from February, 2021 to June, 2021, frauds of more than Rs 30 lakh have been detected. It is suspected that they have many more bank accounts. The arrested accused Dhinushant revealed that his brother Chandru was withdrawing money from the banking system through cryptocurrencies. The matter is being further investigated to find out the entire money transaction.

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