A person was arrested for allegedly posting on-line commercials in names of in style liquor shops in Gurgaon adjoining Delhi and duping greater than 200 folks on the pretext of delivering alcohol at their houses, police stated on Sunday.
The 23-year-old accused, Azharuddin Khan, is a resident of Bharatpur in Rajasthan and was working from his hometown. He used Google Ads to advertise his fraudulent enterprise, they stated.
Police stated a case of dishonest was registered primarily based on a criticism obtained from a Delhi resident who alleged that whereas watching a YouTube channel, a cellphone quantity appeared on his display screen for residence supply of liquor. When he contacted the given cellular quantity, he was despatched a QR (Quick Response) code, barcode and account quantity and requested for an OTP.
After sharing the OTP (one-time password), a complete of Rs 78,374 bought deducted from his account in varied transactions. Later, the accused disconnected his cellphone, they stated.
A senior police officer stated that throughout the investigation, it was revealed that the alleged cellular numbers utilized by the fraudster had been discovered working from a village close to Jhenjhpuri in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan.
“As part of the investigation, a police team was sent to Bharatpur from where accused Azharuddin Khan was arrested and three mobile phones and one basic keypad phone used for calling purpose and used in the crime was recovered from him,” he stated.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer North) Devesh Kumar Mahla stated that he posted commercials on Google Ads within the title of well-known liquor outlets located in Gurgaon. He has been operating this racket for the final one 12 months and has duped many individuals all through the National Capital Region (NCR).
“The Google ad posted by him also reflected on YouTube channels. The fraudster used to flash advertisements of home delivery of liquor service in the name of three popular liquor shops based in Gurgaon along with mobile phone numbers and other details. Once, the victim dialled on the alleged numbers, the gang got transferred almost all amount available in the account, through QR code, barcode by asking OTP on the pretext of delivering liquor online. Once they duped the victim, they blocked their numbers and usurped the defrauded amount,” he stated.
After completion of Diploma in Pharmacy from a school in Jaipur, he tried for jobs however determined to commit fraud by inserting on-line advertisements after getting influenced by another villagers who had been taking the identical path to make straightforward cash, the DCP added.
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