91-year-old US citizen was duped for around $86,000 on the pretext of tech support services
After being alerted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Kolkata Police arrested an international cybercrime operator from the city. The accused duped US citizens while sitting in Kolkata by using the spoofing call technique.
Posing as the representative of a software company and proposing to sell important software to the aged US citizen, the fraudster duped him of an amount of around $86,000, whose Indian currency value is around Rs.71,00,000.
A city police official informed on Thursday that Sizan Ali Haidar was arrested from his residence at Gorachand Road under Beniapukur Road in central Kolkata.
As per information passed down by the FBI, the intelligence and security service of the US, to the cybercrime division of Kolkata Police, a few months ago someone from Kolkata using a spoofing call app, TextNow, targeted a 91-year-old resident of the US.
In November last year, the city police official said, the FBI contacted the cybercrime division of Kolkata Police and also provided them with the suspected IP addresses. The sleuths of the cybercrime division then started their own investigation and finally traced the accused Sizan Ali Haidar.
“He has confessed his crime. He first used to collect information about different susceptible US citizens using modern techniques and then used to contact them using the spoofing call platform. Further investigation is on to track his other associates,” the city police official said. The police have got court permission to keep the accused in custody till January 13.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Need to catch & give capital punishment for all those who cheat & deceive. Why police or income tax failed to catch him before FBI prompted them ?