Cyberfrauds arrested for exploiting e-commerce website to cheat buyers
The Cyber police arrested three fraudsters who tried to exploit a loophole in an e-commerce firm website to cash the payments of the online customers into their account instead of the respected company’s account.
The cyber thieves provided a link to the customers to purchase branded mobiles at heavy discounted prices from Amazon, as confirmed by a senior official.
"They exploited a loophole in the Amazon website that allowed them to take screenshots of booked products which they sent to gullible buyers, saying their product has been booked at a discounted rate. They then asked the customers to make the payment to them but the customer would never get their products," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Noida, Ankur Aggarwal said.
The racket was busted after a man approached the Phase 2 police station, claiming he had been duped by some people who tricked him into paying ₹3 lakh, according to the officer.
An FIR was lodged on the basis of this complaint and an investigation launched with the Cyber Cell also being roped in for the probe that led to the unveiling of the fraud, police said.
Police recovered from the trio illegally-gotten ₹1,22,000 in cash, nine mobile phones and impounded a motorcycle worth ₹2,50,000, according to a police statement.
The accused have been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), among others, as well as under the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act, police said.
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