8 Men arrested for cheating people in the name of ‘PM Modi Welfare Scheme’

If you are going to trust any organisation under the name of big personality without even consulting others, then you are landing into some big trouble. Cyber cell detectives of city crime branch arrested eight men running a ‘fake call centre’ in the Mayur Vihar area of Delhi on Saturday afternoon.

The crime branch officials came to know that it was a multi-crore scam in which the accused have fooled many people across the nation with regards to sanctioning loans under what was named the ‘Prime Minister welfare schemes’.

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Crime branch officials said the accused got data from certain companies through modus operandi and randomly called people by telling them that they are offering them loans under the PM’s welfare schemes. The accused used modus operandi once again as they had put a “loan” website on the internet using the same pretext to attact victims in the trap.

Nandkishore Sinha, a national-level martial arts practitioner was the first to lodge a complaint to the crime branch. He visited a website with regards to loan to meet medical expenses after his father, Gautam Sinha, encountered an accident.

“He found a form at a particular website in a search engine link and filled it with his cell number and name. However, he was unable to submit it. On January 9, 2018, he received a call from a man, who faked his identity as Sudhir Joshi, promising him a loan under the ‘Pradhan Mantri scheme’ and obtained details of his PAN card, Aadhaar card and photos via email,” added an investigator as per the inputs from TNN.

Cybercrime officials said that using fake names, under various excuses, the fraudsters made Nandkishore Sinha pay money into various bank accounts in New Delhi. Sinha had to pay Rs 1.39 lakh including processing fee, advance instalments and loan-transfer fees

“Sinha only realized when he was told to pay a sum of Rs 15,600 on denial of the loan. The probe led us to New Delhi. With the help of Delhi police, we raided a house in Mayur Vihar area and nabbed eight persons who running a con call centre. They are being brought to Ahmedabad,” added a senior crime branch official.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.