Two men were arrested and a juvenile was caught for allegedly cheating the customers through Paytm, police said on Monday.
The accused were Wasim Alias Anser (26) and Islamuddin Alias Mustkeem (20). Both are the residents of Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh. A juvenile also caught.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chinmoy Biswal said in a statement that On October 26, Vishesh Aggarwal, who ran a hardware shop in the Bharat Nagar area, give a compliment at the New Friend Colony Police Station about two fraudulent transactions from his paytm account of Rs.12,999 and Rs.1,799 respectively.
Aggarwal said that on October 22, he received a call from a man who wanted to buy some hardware from his shop. He asked Aggarwal about her Paytm account details and then two fraudulent transactions had done, the DCP said.
During the investigation, the police said in the statement that the accused had bought a new phone after transferring the money from the victim’s Paytm account.
Then, it was revealed the phone was to deliver to a person near a petrol pump at Tawadu in Mewat, the DCP said.
The DCP said that on October 27, the police made a trap at Mewat and Islamudding was arrested while receiving the mobile from the delivery agent. He was arrested and the consignment was taken.
In the time of interrogation, Islamuddin revealed that he worked for Wasim who along with a juvenile associate, use to create calls to people and cheat them. At the evident of Wasim, Islamuddin and the juvenile were arrested from his village, Biswal quoted.
Wasim revealed that he and the juvenile used to aimed gym owners and hardware shopkeepers and procure their phone numbers from Google, the police said.
They were making calls posing as customers and take the Paytm details of the victims, police said.
When they gathered the details, they used to do online shopping via Paytm, Biswal added.
As Paytm asks for an OTP for a transaction, they used to call the victims and convince them that the OTP number was necessary for making payments.
The DCP said that seven mobile phones, eight trolley bags, three security cameras, and other articles were recovered from the grab of the accused.
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