4 individuals had been arrested for allegedly duping over 4,000 individuals of roughly Rs 1.20 crore by creating faux web sites for registration on Authorities e-Market (GeM), police stated on Thursday.
The accused had been recognized as Yash Sharma (24), Tushar Naiyyer (26), Anurag Chug (28) and Suraj Verma (22), all residents of west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar, they stated.
Police stated the accused paid large sums to Google Adverts to have their web sites listed on the prime of Google Search outcomes.
A person filed a criticism alleging that he visited an internet site, “www.govregistration.in”, considering it was the official GeM web site. He made a cost of Rs 2,999 for registration as a service provider on the faux web site. Nonetheless, the federal government doesn’t cost any price for the registration, the police stated.
It got here to the police’s discover that a number of different individuals had been duped in the identical method by faux web sites, they stated.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Cell) Anyesh Roy stated that in investigation, the digital and cash path of the faux web sites had been recognized. It was discovered that these web sites had been utilizing numerous cost gateways for receiving the bogus registration price.
It was additionally discovered that the websites had been registered and hosted on overseas servers to evade detection, he stated.
“After a radical technical investigation, a raid was carried out in Uttam Nagar and the 4 accused had been arrested,” he stated.
It was discovered that Sharma was linked to “www.govregistration.in” and he had duped greater than 2,500 individuals of round Rs 65-70 lakh by the web site, Mr Roy stated.
The opposite three accused had been linked to “www.gov-registration.org” and had duped near 1,600 individuals of round Rs 35-40 lakh by the web site, he added.
Throughout preliminary scrutiny of their cellphones and laptops, data of greater than 4,000 victims was discovered and it’s being analysed to hyperlink them with the complaints obtained, the police stated.
The police are additionally looking for assist from Cyber Cell labs to retrieve essential digital proof, they stated.
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