Cyber Fraud Gang’s Mastermind Identified, To Be Arrested Soon: Crime Branch

Bhubaneswar: The mastermind of the cyber fraud gang which was busted recently in the city has been identified. The mastermind of this gang is from Jharkhand and the Crime Branch which is investigating this case, will take action against him very soon, Crime ADG Sanjeeb Panda said.

Speaking to mediapersons on Friday, Panda said, the members of this gang used to send messages to unsuspecting victims and demand for their KYC and bank account details. “People need to realise not to entertain or solicit such request,” he said.

Panda added that if there is any query for KYC, ensure that the message to the mobile comes from a Alpha-numeric or alphabetical code. “If the message for KYC comes from a phone number, it is fraud. Such messages should be ignored and deleted. Also, the person who receives such a message can report the number to the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal,” said Panda.

So far, 55 cases of fraud have been registered in connection with this gang in 7 states. However, no case of fraud linked with this gang has been reported from Odisha so far, the Crime Branch ADG added.