Bihar police arrested five people involved in cyber fraud where they target unscrupulous people by showing former India cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as their brand ambassador
Bihar police unearthed an international cyber-finance fraud network involved in duping people out of their money to the tune of crores of rupees.
The alleged group exploited the image of former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, claiming the famed cricketer as the brand ambassador of their company.
The police arrested five people in Patna for defrauding people out of over ₹2 crores.The group targeted people based in India as well as abroad.
As a modus operandi, the gang used to phone people, offering them loans, offering services for KYC updates and filing GST. The alleged gang ran a fake company by the name of Dhani Finance Private Limited.
Police informed that the accused belonged to the Nalanda Sheikhpura and Patna districts. Those arrested include Gautam of Nalanda, Rajeev Ranjan of Bharat Barbigha and Akash of the Malsalami area of Patna.
The police have seized ₹1.45 lakh in cash, 10 mobiles, a laptop, a bike and documents of a fake company named Dhani Finance from the miscreants. Police said that the accused operated out of a small flat located in the Khemnichak area of the state capital, Patna.
Upon investigation, the police discovered that this gang used to access debit cards and SIM cards from Delhi and Chhattisgarh. They used to give ₹10,000 for a bank account and debit card and ₹1500 for a SIM card.
All the properties issued by the gang were registered at a fake address, making it difficult to track them. The arrested persons also informed police that such gangs are active in Delhi, Chhattisgarh and UP and sell fake bank accounts and SIM cards.
According to the police, the gang also provided fake loan approval documents to the victims by issuing fake RBI-certified letters. Police seized four logbooks containing records of over ₹2 crore in transactions and over 10,000 mobile phone numbers.