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Noida: Five arrested for duping people on pretext of selling phones, insurance schemes


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Noida: Five people including two women have been arrested in Noida for duping people on the pretext of selling phones as well as insurance schemes to them on an online portal. All the accused are from Noida and, according to the police, have been identified as Haider Ali, Rahul Tripathi, Subham Kumar, Kushbu (wife of Rahul), Sonia Sharma. 

The police, while talking to the media, said that action against the accused was taken after a minimum of 10 complaints of fraud were received by the police with the same modus operandi. During the investigation, the police found that the accused had been using different IP addresses. The cyber police first arrested Shubham after which the police arrested the other accused. 

DCP of Noida, Runvijay Singh told the media that Haider had been leading the gang since one and half months and used to work in a fake call centre in Noida sector 62 which the cops busted. He had worked at other places before starting his own gang. 

The DCP said that the accused used to post pictures of expensive phones on an online portal on the pretext of selling them to people. Once they were contacted by potential customers, they use to fix the price at Rs 50000 Rs 70000. They then used to ask the people to transfer half the funds to book the phone. However, the phones were never delivered to the customers.

 Reports suggest that the accused have cheated over 25 people so far and have been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) of the IPC and relevant sections of the IT act.


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