With the arrest of a man from Noida, Uttar Pradesh Cyber Cell police on Wednesday claimed to have busted an online fraudulent relationship worth Rs 3,000 crore with a link in China.
The group deceived the public on the pretext of getting them part -time jobs at reputable firms or doubling the return on money invested, said UP Cyber Cell Superintendent of Police, Triveni Singh.
“An accused, part of the group, was arrested from Noida by Noida Cyber police station officers. An online fraud case worth more than Rs 2 lakh has been made in the case in Bareilly,” Mr Singh said.
The accused has been identified as Manzarul Islam, 35, originally from West Bengal, he said.
During the investigation of this case and other similar scams, police found that the amount of money defrauded from the victim’s account was found to have been transferred via UPI id into crypto wallets operated from China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, he said. said.
“For part -time job scams and investment scams, the group used to send bulk messages to the public. These bulk messages were generated from servers located in China,” Singh told PTI. “Cyber Cell has also detected that money defrauded from vulnerable people has been withdrawn in China,” the senior IPS official said.
Further investigation into the case is underway, he said.