Two held for cheating debit card users

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Two people have been arrested here on charge of cheating several people across India by obtaining their debit card details on the pretext of verification, police said on Thursday.

Vicky Soni, 26, and Sunil Pandey, 25, were arrested on Wednesday from their hometown Mungeli in Chhattisgarh.

“They were involved in online cheating by gathering information from their victims regarding their debit cards by posing as bank officials,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav said.

The duo was using online fund managing apps or wallets — Oxigen, Billdesk and PayUMoney — to transfer siphoned-off money in their bank accounts opened in remote locations of Chhattisgarh, the officer said.

“They duped a Delhi-based businessman Akshay Goyal of Rs.85,000 by using the same modus operandi,” Yadav said.

Efforts are on to trace their associate Mohan Kumar Mandal who is operating from Jamtara in Jharkhand.

The SIM cards used by the gang for making calls to their victims were procured on fake identity documents, the police officer said.

“Details of their victims across the country are being verified and further investigation is on,” he added.

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