KBC lottery fraud case: Two nabbed by Delhi police’s Cyber cell

The accused called and sent audio clippings through WhatsApp numbers to the victims and would convince them, that they had won the popular show’s KBC lottery of Rs.25 lakh

The accused called and sent audio clippings through WhatsApp numbers to the victims and would convince them, that they had won the popular show’s KBC lottery of Rs.25 lakh

Cyber cell of Delhi Police nabs two in KBC fraudster

On Thursday, an official said that the Cyber Cell of North Delhi police has arrested two persons for allegedly cheating people in the name of the KBC lottery.

In such cyber frauds, the fraudsters send WhatsApp messages to unsuspecting victims from unknown numbers claiming that their mobile number has won a lottery jointly organized by Kaun Banega Crorepati and Reliance Jio worth Rs.25 lakhs and in order to claim that lottery they need to contact some person whose number is provided in the same WhatsApp message.

If the person falls prey to the fraud and he contacts the mentioned number to claim the amount, the fraudster tells the person that they need to first pay a certain refundable amount towards the processing of the lottery as well as GST, etc. Once the victim deposits that money, they start demanding more on one pretext or another.

The senior police official said the accused have been identified as Aniket Singh and Sameer Ansari. They were operating the racket from West Bengal and Jharkhand. One Sunham Mandal who is the kingpin is on the run. They have cheated a number of people to the tune of several crore rupees.

The police said that one Saroj Devi had approached the police saying she got a call from the KBC office which told her that she had won a lottery of Rs.25 lakh. She was asked to pay charges to get the amount. She deposited Rs.8.8 lakh in their said account after which they stopped taking her call.

The police learned that the accused called and sent audio clippings through WhatsApp numbers to the victims and would convince them, that they had won the popular show’s KBC lottery of Rs.25 lakh.

The official said, “They had bank accounts in Bihar where they would receive money in the name of various charges. Later they would transfer it to different e-wallets and subsequently transferred in different bank accounts of West Bengal.”

[With Inputs from IANS]

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