With the arrest of two accused persons, a Racket of Online Facebook /Whatasapp Cheaters has been busted by the staff of P.S. Mayapuri of West District of the Delhi police. The cheats used to open fake Facebook/Whatsapp accounts with International I.P. addresses. They used to open various Bank Accounts on fake ID for receiving money from the persons cheated through online mode. In the present case, the Complainant was cheated to the tune of Rs. 4.5 Lacs. A Case vide FIR No.16/21 u/s 420/120B IPC PS Maya puri,Delhi has been successfully worked out in this matter.
A complaint was received in which the complainant stated that she received a friend request through Facebook from Dr. Mike Williamson. On his request she also shared her Whatsapp number. He requested her to suggest some birthday gift for her mother. Later on, he told that while shopping for her mother he bought some surprise gift and a bag for her. On his continuous request she shared her address with him. After few days, she got a call from one Jhanvi Sharma who told that she is from Customs Department and she has to pay Rs 37,300 to receive the courier. As per request, she transferred the said amount in the given Account number. She further told that because the courier is containing huge amount and jewellery she again have to pay Rs.3,65,000 in another account. She again transferred said amount in the givenaccount. On the next day, she received call from the same number, she said that she have to pay Rs 570000/- as a penalty to receive the courier. She further shared two A/c numbers. She came to know that she had been duped by an organized racket.
One of the Bank Accounts given by the complainant in the complaint itself, was examined and the Linked Mobile No. had been found. From one of the links of accused Diwas Rimal, it came to notice that he had recently purchased a used Car White Honda City. Through concerned Transport Authority, the previous registered car owner were approached and subsequently the dealer was contacted. The dealer produced a receipt for the delivery of the said vehicle. From the receipt, a clue regarding Diwas Rimal‘s friend was collected, then accused friend led the policeparty to the accused house in Chhatarpur, Delhi where accused Diwas Rimal was nabbed. Further, with the help of technical assistance and local intelligence,another accused namely Ndubuisi Augustine @ Jeffrey, a Nigerian National wasalso arrested. Further investigation is in progress