New Delhi, Jul 7 : Delhi Police Cyber Cell has arrested two people for allegedly cheating more than 500 hundred people to the tune of around Rs 80 lakh, the police said on Sunday.
According to police, the accused duped people by calling them through their in house call centre, on various pretexts that were linked to online payments.
The created a fake portal,'kart4all', in view of alluring potential targets by offering different lucrative deals and free gifts like gadgets and electronic items.The two were identified as Lalit Prasad and Pradeep Kumar, both 25 years of age, who have earlier worked as tele callers before getting into such activities.
The Cyber Cell team acted on a complaint received at the CyPAD wherein the complainant was cheated after he purchased a product from the said portal after being offered a laptop as free gift.The accused step by step asked the victim for depositing money for the laptop first asking for GST , then insurance of the product , and giving other reasons which the victim agreed after depositing initial tax money as he thought the price is not being charged for the laptop but the GST.
They also used to collect money by giving false information that once the gift is handed over the money deposited will be refunded.Similarly more complaints of cheating by the same portal were received, where the modus operandi was the same.
They operated their in-house call centre from where they were running their operations in Tughlakabad area in Delhi. Further probe was underway, the police said. UNI