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STF arrests two cyber criminals, documents recovered

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STF arrests two cyber criminals, documents recovered

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

State Task Force (STF) has arrested two men accused of cyber crime reported on August 31. The accused have been identified as Manoj Kumar, native of Himachal Pradesh and Lalmal Swami, native of Manipur. STF has recovered two mobile phones, ATM cards and other important documents from the duo.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) STF, Riddhim Aggarwal, said that because people sometimes, while staying active on social media, share their personal information with others, this usually results in loopholes of cyber security.

On social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tinder, cyber criminals make more than one profile to target victims.

According to officials, in most of such cases, cyber criminals tell victims that they will find them a job in a foreign land, or under some scheme, they will provide higher interest rates on a given amount, lottery scam, scam of investing foreign currency in India and making them a partner in business. All these types of scams have been termed as Nigerian scams. One such case was registered by Amar Chand Sharma, stating that he was conned under the pretext of getting a partnership in business. He had invested and lost Rs  20 lakh to this con. 

According to the information provided by STF, during the initial interrogation of the accused, it was found that a Nigerian gang is operating to con people in and around Delhi.

During initial investigation, STF found transaction of Rs  80-90 lakh from the bank accounts of the accused.

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