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Three arrested for cheating people by creating a fake website

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three men were arrested for allegedly people on the pretext of providing them Customer Service Point (CSP) of a under an scheme by creating a fake website, police said Wednesday.

A customer service point functions like a mini outlet where deposit and withdrawal up to a certain amount can be made.

The accused were identified as Vishwajeet Singh (22), Vikas Kumar (19) and (24).

A fake website in the name of was created for opening customer service point under an scheme, police said.

In his complaint, one alleged that he had applied for a CSP on the website under an scheme.

"He (Karan) was asked to deposit several amounts on different occasions in various accounts for which he was charged on behalf of the company," said Vijayanta Arya, of Police (northwest).

Karan paid Rs 4,89,300 to them. After finding mobile numbers of the accused switched off, Karan visited the address provided on the website in but found that no such company existed on that address, the DCP said.

Vishwajeet Singh used to arrange different accounts from several people and sold it to for transfer the cheated amount, she added.

Vishwajeet also arranged different mobile numbers for calling the customers. Accused Vikas Kumar provided his bank account detail to Vishwajeet Singh for transferring money on a commission basis, the said.

Accused and his associate from Nawada in were the main accused involved in creating fake website and offering lucrative government schemes for committing online frauds, the added.

Another co-accused is still absconding, police said.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 17:40 IST