Noida, April 27
With the arrest of a person from Noida, Cyber Cell of Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday claimed to have busted an online fraud link worth Rs 3,000 crore with links in China.
The gang duped people on the pretext of getting them part-time jobs at top companies or doubling the return on their money, said UP Cyber Cell Police Superintendent Triveni Singh.
“An accused, part of the gang, was arrested in Noida by officials from Noida Cyber Police Station. An online fraud case worth over Rs 2 lakh has been filed in the case at Bareilly,” Singh said.
The accused was identified as Manzarul Islam, 35, from West Bengal, he said.
During the investigation of this case and other similar frauds, the police discovered that the amount of money deceived from the victim’s accounts had been transferred via UPI credentials into crypto wallets which were processed from China. , Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, he mentioned.
“For part-time work fraud and investment fraud, the gang used to mass message people. These bulk messages were generated from servers located in China,” Singh told PTI.
“Cyber Cell has also discovered that the money duped by gullible people has been withdrawn to China,” the senior IPS officer said.
Further investigation into the case is ongoing, he said.