Sangli Police news: recently uncovered a significant online scam involving a Telegram group, where unsuspecting individuals were targeted for fraudulent activities. This scam resulted in the accumulation of a staggering amount of 7.81 crore rupees across 27 suspicious accounts. The scam’s modus operandi exploited common people’s lack of awareness about such schemes.
Details of the Scam:
Unearthing the Fraudulent Transactions: Sangli Police, through their Cyber Crime division, exposed a method of online fraud that exploited individuals’ ignorance about online trading and financial scams. A complaint lodged by Harshvardhan Patil of Islampur unveiled the operations of this scam. Suspicious individuals communicated through the Capitalix Telegram group, providing false assurances of high returns on investments.
Variety of Accounts and Deceptive Tactics: These fraudsters coerced individuals into depositing money into various bank accounts. For the sake of diversification, they provided multiple account numbers through chat, where unsuspecting victims would transfer their funds. The scam involved the use of 27 different bank accounts, accumulating a substantial amount of 7.81 crore rupees.
Police Investigation and Response: Upon receiving the complaint, the local police, in collaboration with the cybercrime division, swiftly launched an investigation. Deputy Superintendent of Police Mangesh Chavan and the Cyber Crime unit worked together to analyze the situation. Pertinent information regarding the fraudulent transactions and the 27 accounts used was gathered, revealing the extent of the scam.
Awareness and Caution: This incident serves as a reminder to exercise caution while engaging in online trading and financial activities. Police authorities advised citizens to remain vigilant against schemes promising large profits, especially those that demand financial transactions through platforms like Telegram.
Concluding the Investigation: Police Superintendent Basvaraj Teli stressed the importance of alerting authorities about any suspicious activities related to financial scams. He mentioned that through continuous collaboration and communication with the Sangli Cyber Crime division, they managed to apprehend the scammers and bring the fraudulent scheme to light.