Three men were arrested for allegedly duping more than 1,000 people across India to the tune of over Rs 1.5 crore on the pretext of installing mobile phone towers of a reputed mobile company, police said on Wednesday.
At least 200 persons accepted that they were duped by the accused when the police approached them.
Lokendra Kumar, one of the victim and a resident of Dabri in his complaint said he had seen a website www.reliancejiotower.net on the internet which talked about installing a mobile tower, Anto Alphonse, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) said.
After contacting the mobile number given on the website and filling the form for tower installation, he received a mail containing the 'approval letter for tower installation, police said.
After depositing the amount, Kumar received message from his bank which said the money was transferred in the bank account of Arjun Prasad. Kumar bacame suspicious asked the trio to return his money which the accused refused.
During investigation, Cyber Cell of the Delhi Police obtained the registrant details, IP Logs and mode of payment of the alleged website and analyzed them.
During interrogation, Sanjay who is the mastermind of this racket disclosed that he wanted to start his own company for which he required Rs 20 lakhs.
He then created the fake website and took virtual numbers for it while also preparing the list of queries which can be asked by customers.
Thereafter, he hired a local artist and recorded the answers in his voice.
Five mobile phones, nine sim cards and 12 ATM cards of different banks which were used to cheat people, account opening kits and cheque books were also recovered, police added.
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